This week, I've been busy cutting more scraps into tumblers using a 3" (finished size) acrylic template. I had a number of 3.5" strips and squares so I sorted through them for the color values and patterns I wanted. That gave me just under 500 tumblers. If I calculated correctly (math is not my best ability), I need somewhere around 900 tumblers for a single quilt that would barely fit as a coverlet for a double bed, so I also raided my 'less than .25 yard' stash bin and spent yesterday pressing the fabric and cutting to 3.5" strips so that I could use the template. I seem to have more blues than any other color, with tans/creams a close second so those will be the primary colors but there will also be reds, pinks, greens, purples, golds, and a small smattering of black or gray background prints.
Most of my scrap quilts will have a lot of the same fabrics since those pieces were originally cut into varying sizes. Most fabrics are more subdued, but others are just bright enough to add a little 'pop' and interest here and there. I will most likely cut well over the 900 and that will give me lots of variation. While I probably have over 900 individual fabrics in my scraps and stash, this will not be done as a charm quilt, there will be a lot a repeats throughout.
|Raw cut at 3.5" heighth tumblers|