First of all I must say that quilt blogging friends are the best!! Maureen was so sweet and sent me a surprise package! Some solid scraps for my Barrister's blocks and also 4 fat 16ths that are so special!!
Aren't they just well...special! And I have a little star quilt planned (bet you couldn't guess that!! LOL)
I have never had 16ths in the technical sort of way, but they are perfect for a little project and I thought I would pass the fun on to you. So for this month I'm giving away 8 sets of 4 fat 16ths and I'm going to choose two winners. So whomever I draw first will get their first 4 choices and the name which I draw second will get the other 4 sets. So all in all, you won't get much fabric, but it should be enough to make a cute little project!
But first of all, we need to have a little discussion!!
Scrap or Scrappy? Which is it? When I entered blog land, I learned several new terms with which I was not familiar - "leaders/enders", "flimsy", "sow-a-long", "scrappy" just to name a few. For the most part, I assimilated them into my vocabulary, but I have struggled with "SCRAPPY"!!
"Scrappy", to me, describes the little wiry haired mutt that lives in the alley and beats all the other dogs to the scraps thrown out by the diner owners!
"Scrappy", to me, describes the light weight boxer that bounces around the ring!
"Scrappy" was how people described me when I played basketball!
I NEVER thought of a quilt being "scrappy". A quilt was a "scrap" quilt when it was made with multiple fabrics.
Alas, I have resigned myself to the fact that many quilters use "scrappy" to describe a particular style of quilt.
But...I will make a distinction!
A "Scrappy" quilt is one that is made from a large variety of fabrics not used in a previous project!
A "Scrap" quilt is one that is made from scraps from previous projects, albeit clothing, linens, or quilts!
So... to enter for a chance to win this month's FFFF, leave me a comment on this post about what "scrappy" and "scrap" means to you. Also, list your 4 favorite groups of fat 16ths!
Happy Quilting Ya'll!!!