Friday, July 11, 2014

a mini quilt and bits of more

I finished the stack of pink blocks for the next quilt and have started cutting the fabric for the coral set. This set went a bit more smoothly as I worked out how to move through the fabric, basically doing all the blocks at one time so I can even out how I use the fabrics. Much less ripping apart this time!

After I finished up the blue set and was cleaning up a bit, I found some quilt blocks leftover from the Blue Lagoon quilt. It seemed like I could easily make a little quilt with these--so I did!

It is 20" square, so it could be used as a doll quilt or a mini quilt wallhanging. Or whatever. I've added it to the Etsy site. It was good to have a finish--working in a little one in the middle of this larger log cabin quilt.

I also added the Nicey Jane flower garden quilt to Etsy. Several of the older quilts are still on sale through the end of the month so take a look and start Christmas shopping now!

Several quilting blogs and magazine have focused on using up scraps lately, so while I was doing that clean up I also pulled out a bit more. I found some to do a mini value quilt.

The bottom part is just laid out. The top two rows have been sewn, so that will be the finished width. I think it is supposed to be 20" square also. I haven't decided if I will hang it in my office, my house, or list it. Since I'm working on it in bits as I work on the other blocks, I will have PLENTY of time to decide.

AND I pulled some fabrics that are not usually colors I naturally use. Some were gifts and some were one ones I found at one point for other quilts.

The picture is a bit off.
Anyway, I chopped them up into 5" squares and will eventually put them in a quilt, alternating these fabrics with cream solid squares. Eventually. Those are fall colors and I'm thinking it will be fall by then. I think it will be quite lovely. I hope.

That was definitely enough quilt work for one week. I'll try to stay focused on the log cabin now or I'll drive myself crazy!

1 comment:

  1. That value quilt is really cool! I have always wanted to try one of those.