Reading blogs can lead you down the rabbit hole
- Final borders on Checkers, Anyone? DONE!
- Finish Trellis Garden Top: I was able to find enough focus fabric scraps to cut half blocks to fill out the inner border and then used the "brack" for the final border. DONE!
- Put final border on Holiday Frost -- Umm, that's where I bogged down, though I still have two days to get it done before the end of the month.
The first obstacle, if you want to call it that, was something I started last year. Rather than put scraps leftover from a project back on the shelf or in the scrap pile, I am attempting to the upcycle them into anther project. Today's result:
|Trellis Garden Redux|
It's small, 32" x 36", but it could be nice for someone in a wheelchair or, with borders, a nice comfort quilt.
But what really distracted me this weekend was reading about what others are doing with leftover bits and orphan blocks. Specifically, Cynthia Brunz (Quilting is More Fun Than Housework) has given an indepth look at her process, how she sorts by warm and cool colors, how she balances the different sizes of blocks, and how she uses odd bits and strips to fill in gaps.
Well, I just HAD to pull out my "Parts Department" (first coined by Gwen Marston and Freddy Moran) to see if there was enough of anything to pull together. On top of the stack were a group of Strips and Curves blocks -- which just happen to be PURPLE!
|Strips and Curves orphans|
I also found twenty 4-patch posey blocks made from a set of panels, a large accumulation of miscellaneous blocks with black backgrounds, and a lot of modern 4-patches and HSTs. Some pieces, like the paper pieced palm fronds, go back to my earliest piecing attempts (and the seam allowances are proof). Surely I can find some way to use these miscellaneous pieces. I'll use February's Rainbow Scrap Challenge color to help me choose a starting point.
Since I made major progress on my OMG, I am linking up with Patty at Elm Street Quilts.