You've probably heard the saying,
When life gives you scraps, make quilts.
Today, I was thinking ... when the scraps are too small, make fabric ... to use to make quilts. Or in my case a quilt block.
After a couple years of making blocks for the Rainbow Scraps Challenge, I find that the fabrics in my scrap bins have become quite small.
So this weekend, I pulled out a bunch of too-small scraps and made the fabric in this 8-inch heart block.
The pinwheel block is made from the bonus triangles created by the snowball corners on in the stars. It is 2 1/4 inches (finished size)
I created the heart block pattern for the January Block Lotto. We're making the lotto blocks from fabric made from (mostly) red scraps. So far, 23 quilters have made 120 heart blocks. If you're interesting to take a look, follow the link for some red hot eye candy.
Whether you call it crumb-piecing, string-piecing, improv quilting or making fabric, if you're in the mood to make some crumby, scrappy heart blocks of your own, you can find my pattern by clicking the image on the right.
That's Grace Hopper photo-bombing my attempts to photograph my blocks.
Sometimes when life give you too-small scraps (or a cat that insists those quilt blocks are hers), you just have to go with the flow.