Design Scraps

2009 Scrap Books 016

I can’t think of how this fabric would be used in a quilt, but it looks good on a book. Old scrap book, new cover, and a bit of a trip down memeory lane looking at some of the scraps held on these pages.

2009 Scrap Books 017Pencil sketches of pieced and applique blocks from 1985 -1990.

2009 Scrap Books 018Any piece of paper is fair game when an idea strikes, including the subscription cards in a magazine. I wonder if Quilt World still being published.

2009 Scrap Books 019

The first grand plans for a quilt initially planned as a Bicentennial project. I wasn’t planning on a couple of shifts twelve months apart, a community quilt project, in addition to usual volunteer duties at new schools, teaching patchwork and applique classes, and making rag dolls by the dozen. There were also two of us plus our two offspring.

2009 Scrap Books 020Sketches of Strings of Beads variations, and on the right hand side some early sketches which later became part of a Christmas quilt. The envelope was post marked in Yankalilla, which means it came from The Quilt Basket, one of the early patchwork shops in South Australia. The address was one we lived in during 1987-1988.

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