I have dyed all the old swatches . They are dry. Now I sort.I arranged them by size and shape, with a special pile for some of my freeform shapes. The plan is to sew them all together. Fortunately I have been revisiting my quilting past and remember the paper piecing part of crazy quilts. I cut some medical paper into @24 inch squares and began to assemble the pieces very randomly. I mostly just tried to mix the colors and textures and get the square covered. Errors were to be fixed later.
and so on until I had six blocks.
Call me crazy, but I actually enjoy this. The hardest part is not sticking yourself with the pins. The paper holds things very stable. In fact, if you are sewing any knit project together, I recommend pinning the pieces to a sheet of paper before you sew. Much easier.
When the squares are finished, many decisions will need to be made. Not my strength.
1. How to organize them for the final blanket.
2. Do I back it like a quilt? With what? Knit material? Linen?
3. How much embroidery for the surface? What color thread should I use? Pink? Silver?
4. Will it have a border?
Any and all answers, suggestions are gratefully received. What would you do? (Don’t say not even start this thing.)