No, you are not seeing double. After more than nine months of leader-ender piecing, with a hard push at the end, I had 140 scrappy blocks ready.
Originally, I thought to make a queen size quilt, which would have used 132 blocks. But, I noticed a guest bedroom that had two twin beds in it that looked like they needed quilts. That would only take 140 blocks, and after so many, what are a few more?
So, I pushed on.
And, here are the assembled tops. It seemed that having the cornerstones all a single color might help to bring some order to the chaos. I chose red because that was the color I had the most of. As good a reason as any. And the truth.
Special thanks to all of you that have shared your scraps with me at various times. Look close and you might recognize a few old friends.
Now, I just need to choose a back and get them to the quilter. The big final decision will be a binding color. I had thought about using red there, too, but that will just bleed into the cornerstones. Blue? Brown? Black? Suggestions?
The quilts are smallish twin quilts at 57″ x 81″. But the beds are low and I think they will look OK. They are entirely scrappy. Of course, the 1-1/2″ squares were hit the hardest, with 13 in each block plus the sashing. But, the triangles and the light sashing rectangles were all cut out of scrap, too. In all the two quilts have around 14 yards of fabric in the tops. At whatever-you-pay-per-yard, that is quite a bit of fabric for “free.” Plus, how else do you get such a cheerful, homey look in a guest room. Wouldn’t you feel welcome in a room with these on the bed?