I've debated on whether to share these with you quite yet, as I realize I show you way too many not-quite-finished-yet projects. However, I'm just a little too happy to keep these to myself. I had piles of scraps and I am the Queen of Waste Not Want Not. I save way too much. Confession: It's only been in the last few years that I quit washing and reusing aluminum foil. I won't go into much more for fear of a possible intervention. Anyway, back to the scraps. I love them and finally stopped my spinning universe to prove to myself (and those who think I'm too thrifty) that scraps do have a valuable place in our lives. I challenged myself to use only my own fabrics. In digging through my 3 scrap bins I actually found some tiny strike-off rejects. They were always too small to use...until now. This was just like putting puzzles together. They are only 12x12. At first I was thinking of adding some embroidery and stretching them on stretcher bars. Then I thought of turning them into mini art quilts. Not sure yet. What do you think? Here's a closer look.
Adding the nixed strike-offs was personally rewarding for me. Can you guess which ones were nixed? Hopefully, I have inspired someone to dig into your waste basket or scrap bin and piece your own puzzle art quilt this weekend.