Saturday, November 26, 2011
Over the Thanksgiving Day vacation I finished two scrappy tops. These will go to Debra, who will quilt and donate them to an organization that works with children whose parents are incarcerated.
This first quilt started as blocks made from the leftovers of another scrap quilt. It's pretty pathetic that scrap quilts produce more scraps, but that's the way it is.
I'd made several of these star blocks when I saw this faux applique block fabric by Kaffe Fassett on line. It was the answer to my prayers. Combining the stars with the floral blocks allowed me to finish this quilt in no time flat. I had really gotten tired of those stars. The piano key border allowed me to use up a stack of odds and ends.
Miraculously, the scrap supply is still plentiful, and I paired up some novelty squares and made this quick top. Plain and simple, sometimes I need a quilt like this just to cleanse my creative palate.
I seem to be clearing the decks for the end of the year. I've got two unfinished Madonna pieces that I'd like to see finished by the end of next month, so I've got a bit of hand work waiting for me. In the new year I'm planning to participate in the Crazy Quilt Journal Project and Sharon B's Take A Stitch Tuesday challenge, both starting in January. I'm looking at these as a chance to work on some long-deferred projects that have been simmering for awhile.