When you work full time, it’s a very slow process to complete quilts. There are just no all day quilting days even if you have a day off. Most of my quilts are made not only with scraps of fabric, but with scraps of time.
What? You never heard of a scrap of time? It is the few minutes it takes for the iron to heat up or the computer to boot up that you spend at the sewing machine with a couple of pieces of fabric to stitch. It is using parts from a second quilt as your leader and ender to keep the bobbin thread from making a nest on the back as you stitch the current quilt pieces together. The bonus of that is, not only parts of a second quilt are completed while you are working on the current one, but it also saves on thread. It is also laying out the precut strips that will make up the pieces of a quilt on the cutting board so that when you have a scrap of time you can quickly cut a few pieces for another quilt.
Here are a couple of pictures of Jeff’s scrap quilt that I told you about a couple of weeks ago. Here the blocks of the first two rows and part of the third row are stitched together. As of yesterday another row is also complete.