Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunday

For the stashbusting report: I used up 1 yard of fabric making half triangle squares for the quilt shop exchange. It is going to be fun. I have until September to turn them in so I want to make a ton. I may even buy more papers. I purchased backing for the sample quilt so that will be loaded on the frame today.

The tote is dwindling and I have about 1 1/4 full. Plus a shoe box of precuts that I am saving for inspiration. I am really getting down to just little pieces again. I have to pitch not useable fabrics soon. I am not into crumbs and any small pieces that are Civil War go into my Civil War diary Quilt stash. That will resume in the winter.


Yesterday was a rainy stay at home and poke around the house day. I was digging in my orphan block pile and realized there was enough to put together a crazy looking quilt. It has test blocks from when I was first learning to quilt, a calendar quilt exchange with my friends, blocks from a pineapple class and other goodies found in the stack. I now have only one orphan block. And a quilt full of memories to load on the frame when I have a lull in the action.


8 comments:

Charlene S said...

That quilt will make a great picnic quilt or snuggle quilt. It is always nice to have one ready to go when you need a change of pace from piecing.

Marcia said...

I love it! What an awesome project for orphan blocks...

Kerri said...

Wonderful orphan block quilt. I love how you get a great one of kind quilt with memories too!

Julie said...

I think your quilt is so pretty and colorful. it will be so warm and snuggly.

Lori in South Dakota said...

I'm impressed by how much odds and ends you've used!

Charlene S said...

Thanks Vicki. Find a child and bring them and you will learn alot! It is like a retreat only you get to sleep in your own bed.

LadyLiz said...

I like that quilt mom! I'm gonna have to pick out some colors and have you make me another one. I like the quilts I have. They're sweet.

Penny said...

The orphan block quilt is such a great idea. And as you said....lots of memories. I think you should count that as stash out. It is used in a quilt that wasn't a quilt before. (Does that make sense?) Good job.