Back in July I buckled down to try and empty the crumb box that was overflowing with scraps and made 154 scrappy 4 1/2” blocks. At the time I was happy to store them as blocks as that seemed easier on my conscience than having a bin full of scraps.
The result was 3 quilts measuring 54” square…perfect for Project Linus.
When I told my friend Liz about the quilts she offered to quilt them on her long-arm. I love this blue and pink one. (which for some reason makes me think of Pepto-Bismol) Liz quilted feathers all over it which are stunning. As Liz put it she “feathered the do-das out of it.”
Next was the yellow and red one that you saw back in November. This time Liz opted to try dwirling…I like it and it works really well on these quilts.
In each quilt I kept the blocks uniformed in that the centres were all the same as were round 2 and 3. I used the same solid-like fabric for the backgrounds giving consistency and a place for the eye to rest.
I worked out mathematically that I had enough blocks to make 2 quilts where all the blocks were the same. But realized that for a 3rd quilt that I only had enough to make 5 of one kind and 4 of another.
So the last one has almost a 9 patch effect for its nine blocks.
I’m sure they will be well received and enjoyed by someone that really needs a hug.
Until next time...♥