I've added a few cutting and sewing tasks to get you started. Watch for more instructions throughout New Year's Day.
Fabric ChoicesTo make a scrap quilt, choose fabrics without worrying about "matching" them, but color value is an important aspect of the design. Value comes into play when you place lights next to darks -- darks typically stand out and catch the eye first. But value can change drastically when a warm color is placed next to a cool color, because even light warms often draw attention away from cool darks.
If you're a new quilter, read about color value and color before you begin:
Yardages are not exact, because we're going scrappy and you will make individual choices as you assemble the quilt. Some "like" units don't need to be exactly alike at all -- again, it's color value that's important. Extra yardage can't hurt.
Neutral background (light or med. light): About 3 yards total. Can be a variety, but must include large enough pieces to cut four 14" squares, twenty-three 7-1/4" squares and a smaller assortment of other patches. Don't cut yet!
Light fabrics: About 2 yards total, similar values. Can be cut from an assortment of fat quarters or other fabrics, all strips at least 3-1/2" wide and most at least 6-1/2" long.
One medium fabric: 3/4 yard, avoid directionals.
Medium dark: About 1-3/4 yard total, similar values
Dark: About 1/2 yard total, similar values
One very dark fabric: About 1/3 yard
Choose binding and backing after the quilt is complete.