Confetti began here with cut pieces that were one inch by one inch in a wide range of colors from my scraps.
As I began playing with the squares they begged for a background, so I dug around came up with this square which is about 21 inches square.
I started arranging them into cute color coordinated flowers.
I even pinned the heck out of it.
The it hit me *bam* that in order to stay true to confetti... that this had to be a celebration of chaos!!
I began to rearrange and re-pin.
I added more and more until I exhausted my tiny square pile. Yes, I already see more of these in my future!
I went right to layering this with batting and and a backing and safety pinned things in place.
Quick sneak at the picnic yellow backing -- so cheerful!!
And off I went. Round and round and round I went with the free motion foot on. I just did the edge around each square with some simple swirls between to draw a connecting line.
I decided I wanted frayed edges. It's organic, it's chaos, it's true to confetti!
Here you can see the back right corner is sewn down. Slow and steady progress.
I finished nearly 1/2 of the squares in one sitting. It was also fun to come back over the next day or so to sew a few more squares at time. It's a really easy project to pick up and put down again.
I'm getting to the end of them now.
When I finished I squared the mini quilt and the results are the trims below. Is it funny that all I see is stuffing for more birds and strips for more tiny squares??!!?!
I have yet to put the binding on as I am still trying to decide it Confetti is finished. I showed it to Mr. Happy and he said that I should add more color. More color? Hmm... but I do see what he means. I think it is still too uniform, like I am still fighting the chaos.
I am debating adding embellishments like beads or buttons.
I am debating if I want to do more quilting with all sorts of colors of thread.
I am debating if I should take this chance to try embroidery.
Yes, I am still debating. Which is why I am leaving you on a trim pile and not the finished thing.
Fun to see things develop isn't it? And I also have to report that I have Central Park fabrics are cut, sewn, ironed, and adorning my fabric wall.
Hoping to show you more tomorrow and seriously all your thoughts and ideas are welcome! I can't wait to hear what you think too!