Thursday, September 13, 2018

Switching Gears


I needed to take a break from my Quirky Blocks (see previous two posts). My sewing room was a disaster! Scraps everywhere.  I needed to clean it up, and give myself some breathing room. Also needed to focus on something a little more structured for a minute.

give-away quilt

I recently gave away two more quilts, one to my friend's husband who has cancer, and one to her as well, as she needed a quilt as much as he did. They've been going through a clinical trial, and have to travel across country every two weeks for the treatment. Its been a really rough time for the two of them.

Which left me with only one give-away quilt on my stack, and I really like to have a few of these quilts on hand, because you never know when someone is going to need one.

I (shamelessly) stole the idea for the above quilt from a Quilt of Valor posted on Alycia's blog. I really like the soft colors, and the birds-in-the-air pattern, which is perfect for 2 1/2" strips. All that's left to do is the binding.



I also finished up this little Americana mini I started out of leftover blocks and scraps. I think it looks a little chopped off, but I still like it OK.

Meanwhile, I've been itching to make something from Sheryl Johnson's book Quirky Little Quilts.


First up:  the quilt on the cover! Out came the scraps again to make some blocks.

Since I've been on such a bent to use up scraps, I'm limiting myself to actual scraps for these blocks. Most of my scraps are pretty small, very few more than 5 or so inches. So pretty challenging to keep from diving into my stash for the right color. Upshot, my sewing room is a scrappy mess again.

Sigh ... :-)

love,
Sandy


3 comments:

  1. Having a clean sewing space always makes me want to start something new. I'm glad you found another scrappy project to work on. It's a sweet little quilt.

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  2. I love those quirky blocks from the last two posts and all the projects you posted today! Really nice! How big are those scrappy blocks, like 4"?! Those mini's are fun!

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  3. love your fabrics! and the quilt tops aren't bad either.

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