Gyleen’s Bricks, Cobblestones, and Pebbles – Finished Flimsy

SCRAP CHAOS  - 58 1/2 inches square

SCRAP CHAOS – 58 1/2 inches square

Last night, I finished (to the flimsy stage) my mystery quilt from the Facebook page, Gyleen’s Bricks, Cobblestones, and Pebbles.  Gyleen was calling this project, Odds, Ends, & Leftovers.  My quilt top measures approximately 58.5 inches square.

General instructions provided by Gyleen included:  “Don’t cut from scraps too far in advance.  Most of what you need should be already cut.”

I was able to assemble most of this mystery from squares and strips that I had previously cut and organized into bins in my sewing room.  As you can see from the stacks of bins on the shelves, I could make many more Odds, Ends, & Leftovers projects  without running out of scraps.  :)

2015_February 22_Scrap Strips and Squares Storage-Optimized

 

If I was to repeat this pattern again, I would disregard Gyleen’s directions relating to the random in placement of the squares and I would pay more attention to the values and placement of the fabrics.  To me, the randomness of this project results in a look that looses the design elements of the quilt in the messiness/chaos that results from the random placement of the fabric squares.  In my opinion, the people that disregarded the random directions and put their quilt together in a more organized scrappy fashion have much nicer quilts.  However, this project was fun and well worth trying.  After all, I never had to purchase any fabric.  In fact, as I worked through the clues in the mystery, I enjoyed walking down Memory Lane as I worked through my fabrics.  Each scrap of fabric took me back to the project that it was left from over the years so I had fun reminiscing as I put together this quilt top.

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