Now that I have started dyeing again, I have to use up the scraps from previous years experiments.
Taking my friend and fellow natural dyer enthusiast Elizabeth's advice -
I sliced up most of the scraps into strips and started piecing them together on the machine.
The whole family is getting in on the colour placing - making helpful suggestions,
but mostly I am going by eye and was influenced a great deal by this image from Bookhou's tumblr page.
The blocks are coming along very nicely and while the weather is less than warm and sunny, I am very content to sit at the machine putting my scraps to good use.
The tangle of silks you see in the bottom of the box will be put to good use when quilting the pieces together hopefully producing beautiful lines like Claire's slow stitching