I have two cane baskets where I keep left over blocks and fabrics and other fabrics I've pulled out of my stash intending to make projects with them. It's also where I tend to 'dump' things when doing a quick tidy up. I am not a tidy sewer. Well on Sunday I was rummaging through these baskets and came across the left over blocks from the challenge quilt.
The log cabin blocks found there way into the quilt. It was the 4-patch blocks I wanted to use.
I wanted to make a cheery quilt for a friend's birthday today and these blocks seemed just right.
So I unpicked the row of pink blocks. And set them out as so. I fussy cut all the floral blocks (obviously).
I have three small boards that I use for my displays that also double as mini design walls. Jan's Idea. They are simply 3 fabric bolts (empty of course) butted and taped together, covered with batting, then homespun. They are great for small quilts or block layouts and can be easily moved around and placed next to the sewing machine.
All finished, including a label, and waiting to be wrapped. I think it measures 23 inches, to be honest I just added the borders, size was important, finishing was! And it needed to be cheery and pretty and I think I've succeeded there.
Love reading your blog. Was leafing through an old "Homespun" last night and what did I come across? A story about you. Absolutely delightful.
Posted by: lynda hezemans | August 26, 2008 at 12:01 PM
Hello Marg....wonderful quilt....great idea to use up the scraps too...this is one to be seen by many to get the 'old' into the 'new'...
good luck & great stitching
Posted by: jojo | August 24, 2008 at 09:37 PM
Wow - that is so cute. And to think you pulled it off from essentially the scrap basket. Kudos!
Posted by: Michelle | August 23, 2008 at 10:22 AM
Your little quilt is very pretty. I think the fussy cut blocks really set off the quilt. Evonne xx
Posted by: Evonne | August 22, 2008 at 08:14 PM
Very Cute!! What a nice little quilt.
Posted by: Nancy | August 22, 2008 at 10:36 AM