In the Greek Mythology tale of Daedalus and Icarus, Daedalus is held captive by King Minos on Crete in a high tower. All he is able to see are high walls around him and large birds overhead awaiting his and his son, Icarus' demise. Daedalus devises a plan to throw stones at the birds in the hope of fashioning artificial wings to enable the pair to fly home. He finds, with his stone through a clever throwing motion, that he is able to strike one bird with the ricochet hitting a second bird, thus killing two birds with one stone. The rest is history.
This post isn't at all about birds, or stones, but it does fit nicely with my dreaded scrap heap. (see Scrap-a-holic post). I'm making some progress with the scraps. They are mostly (not all, but mostly) sorted according to colour - browns, blacks, yellows, beige/tan, golds, blue, green, brights, pastels, multi-prints .. . . it goes on and on! But, the good thing is that I now have a purpose for the scraps. Bonnie Hunter, of Quiltville.com is hosting a Mystery Quilt project. When quilters sign up for a mystery quilt, they are sent the instructions a piece at a time. They have no idea what the end project will look like - all you know is pretty much how much fabric you will need. Each week, a new set of instructions will be posted, but final design is hidden until almost the very end. This particular Mystery Quilt is called Orca Bay - and, it's going to use up a lot of my scraps.
According to the initial instructions, I will need to choose scraps in four color groups. I have chosen Greens, Reds, Neutrals, Browns . . .
So, the sorting begins . . .
Browns . . .
Lets's see where this goes - anyone out there want to join in?? Just go to Quiltville.com for more information.
I have no idea where this will lead, but I do know I'll have a fantastic quilt top out of basically nothing AND I will be depleting the Scrap Heap!
I certainly hope that I have more success with the Mystery Quilt and my Scrap Heap!