Well last year Beth ( my Binder) borrowed one of my Kim Schaeffer books ( flower festival) and raided my scrap bin. She wanted to make a little quilt for herself ( which I already quilted) and in the process she made me these little flower blocks as well. Aren’t they cute?
So these little flower blocks have been sitting…waiting to bloom~ patiently.
I had a couple jelly rolls I bought from connecting threads a few years ago and decided to just use them up…..after all all the fabrics for the blocks were scraps..so I could get bright and wild with the rest. So I framed each block two times log cabin style…and then had all these bits of jelly roll left and an odd ball block…who needs more scraps and orphan blocks? Not me…so I sewed those extra strips jelly race style and it worked out perfect to block in that single block and create another row in my quilt. I also added some white sashing …all scraps cut from other projects….problem: I needed a border …I didn’t want to buy any fabric…went searching through my stash and found this perfect pink/purple border with bright white flowers. It matched the pink in the fabrics perfectly. Glad to use it and not buy anything. I also have a backing already..YAhoo! Another one to go in the bin “To be quilted”
I don’t know when I will get to any of these…but it is just really nice to sew up some projects. I miss sewing sometimes. Quilting is clearly my gift…..and piecing is just a bit less stressful all the way around…because I don’t have to please anyone…or think about it. After everything is cut..it’s just constructing. That’s kind of nice sometimes. Plus I just like having that sense of accomplishment…and also cleaning off my cutting counter so I won’t feel guilty for starting something *new* that I really want to work on..KWIM?
I have a few more..then smooth sailing…*new* projects!