Sunday, March 8, 2015
Scraps on the Design Wall
I have the center of my 9-patch and snowball finished. My goal for the month was to just get the rows completed, but I went on to putting them all together. I have the first border completed, too, and may get to attatching that later this month.
For the 9-patches I used 2" squares from my scrap barrel and the snowballs are 5" squares that were from 'cut-offs' from a quilt backing. I would have liked to have made more blocks for a larger quilt (with no borders), but there was not enough of the 'cut-off' - I used what was left of that for the first border. The idea is to use up those scraps - the lite fabric is now used up, the 2" square barrel is still stuffed full. Guess I am making a patchy outer border.
**linking up with Terry's Treasures**
Since I've I finished up all my leader/ender projects, I needed to make up a new pile next to the machine. I am using up my 1.5" squares for the 4-patches and the corners are two 2.5" squares cut once corner to corner (a 3.5" unfinished block). I found it exciting that Connie over at Freemotion by the River was making the same blocks at the same time, but she has a tutorial on making them a bit bigger than mine.
And in clearing some of those donated baggy scraps I had found a number of cute twosies in the green leaf print and little red rosed on yellow. I had just enough to make up a doll quilt for Get Your Mrs Claus On project. The red with little hearts print was another find in a scrap bag and again, just enough for a little border and the back. Of course, these little quilts are perfect to use up those batt scraps, too. I have some other donated scraps set aside for a couple more little quilts and then will mail them on together.
Also linking up with:
This week I hope to play more in my scraps and make more of those Itty Bitty Blocks - and yes, enjoy the heat wave (we might get into the 40's).