When I fell in love with the idea of quilting I was visiting my family in Arizona. My grandmother, a newly avid quilter at the time, sent me home with a 9x9 inch box with some of her quilting scraps. I borrowed a book from the library called Liberated Quiltmaking, by Gwen Marston. She makes quilts without patterns! I detest patterns. It was the perfect fit. I supplemented grandma's scraps with some fabrics I had found at the Goodwill and made this little houses quilt. My very own idea was adding the scrappy strips and extending them to the border.