Sunday, July 11, 2010

Better for orphans to have a home

Quick and easy utility quilt made long enough for my 6'4" son to stretch out under. I used orphan blocks and my scrap pile. I felt a little guilty slicing up the orphans at first, but then i decided it was better for them to have a home rather than live stashed away in a tote somewhere. I started with orphans I was fairly sure I wasn't ever going to do anything with and added strips and pieces from my scraps to make 12" squares. I then cut them on the diagonal and added solid red strips from jelly roll to make the diamonds. Q said he really likes the feel of fleece so I just did a large meander all over with the fleece as the batting/backing with turned over backing for binding. Quick, easy and done.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

And then, out from the depths of the UFO pile.....

Sonnet from April Cornell, man I just love these colors!
So several years ago I bought some yardage and several charm packs, most of which were homespuns. Then I started cutting everything up and stitching. Maybe it was a different time in my quilting life, but the wonkiness of the homespuns drove me crazy and away it went to UFO pile.
Today I am in a finish it, use it or move it along kind of period and I pulled this back out. Still in love with the fabrics....its not their fault they are stretchy, I am ok with wonky right now so I am just trying to finish as quickly and easily as I can so i am using what i had precut and I need an inner border so that I can just do more rail fence blocks around the outside and show a definite change. So what do you all think? #1 #2 #3 or #4?

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Bargersville, Indiana, United States
I'm a 45 year old wife and mother. Quilting is my haven from the real world.