A blog about my life and quilts especially! This plaid quilt was made by me...pattern by Evelyn Sloppy in her Strings book!!
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
These basket blocks are 4 inch finished size, and I have been making them for a long time. Someday? Maybe I will have enough for a quilt!!! I still have to applique the basket handles down. Good road trip sewing!
Every day, I make these plaid stars...just love the scrappiness of them!
I might have accidentally started a new quilt...merely by chance...SNORT!!! Karen, from the Log Cabin quilter, asked how many strips/scraps did I have, so that got me to thinking about what I do have and how I can use them up. I sorted all the strips into colors. I am not sure this is right thing to do, as I love the chaos of just picking up any color and using it in my string quilts...but here are the lime green ones. I really don't have too many of these, but will make blocks until they are all used up.
Pictures are out of order, but here are the baskets blocks, closer up.
Pat Sloan is having a quilt along...several, actually. Here is my first of her Solstice quilt along. There are lots of fun blocks there!!
Lisa Bongean is having a 1/2 square triangle quilt along!! I thought maybe I could use my solid fabrics...I have a shoe box full of those, and this will use them up, I think, maybe! Here is my first block. Each block is made of 16 half square triangles.
And this fun woolie block is a new quilt along too!! The instructions said to make the block 5 inch finished, but I think I will make them 6 inch finished and add them to my previous wool blocks. Just depends on what the additional blocks look like. I still have to stitch this one down and add the embroidery.
Every day, I make a handful of these bow tie blocks, too. These are 2 inch finished. Using up my scraps here; I just love these little baby blocks!! I have approximated a zillion made, and a zillion to go!!
So I might have "accidentally" started a lot of new quilts! Mixing new ideas in with the old is fun, and keeps it all fresh and lively. Hope your day is wonderful today!!!