Messing Around With Scraps

A bag of pieces-parts came from somewhere.  (I am embarrassed to say that I can’t remember.)  They have been sitting around for way too long.

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So I dumped them out and started to sort.

Hmm…what can I do with these?

Still not sure what I am doing, but something is happening…better than having them stuffed in that sack.

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Current Project

After making enough Climb On practice blocks for a baby quilt, I concluded that I did not want to make a full-size quilt for a young child that way.  Too intricate for the application.  Not that every quilt isn’t important and deserving of my best work, but over 1,000 pieces for a quilt I really hope will be make into a tent, and wrap up a puppy, and be used as a cape…maybe not.DSC01382

So, I am doing this instead.

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Larger pieces and larger blocks, but the same mountainous shape.

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I should finish the blocks by the end of this week.  Setting blocks and assembly next week.  I have quilting time scheduled for the first week of April.  (Did I just say that?  It is coming so soon!)

I hope they will like it.

Vintage Stars Top

This idea was my first plan for the Shine On quilt, but I decided I wanted different sizes of stars.  Plus, there wasn’t enough of this color combination to make the size quilt I needed for Shine On. This idea was worth completing, though.

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It started as a bag of vintage (late 60s?  early 70s?) fabric squares that a friend bought at a yard sale.  They were not well cut and not all the fabric was usable, but there was a cheeriness to them that appealed.

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Adding the bright white stars and some solids squares scattered throughout seems to keep the vintage feel and make it modern at the same time.  I like it.

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Final size 60″ x 72″.  Started with 4-1/2″ squares and 2-1/2″ stitch-and-trim squares for the points.

Shine On Top Complete

A quilt for my grandson and upcoming tutorial is now a complete flimsy.

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You may recognize some of the same black and white fabrics used in my recent house quilt.

At 80″ square, it is tough to have enough room inside during the wet, snowy weather.  At night.

But you get the idea.

New Project (And Future Tutorial For You)

It has been a while, probably too long, since I shared a new tutorial.  But, as part of the quilts I am making Number One Son and his family for their new house, I am creating this one.  No name yet, probably something like Shine On. Maybe.

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Colors–yellow and black.

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I have a similar idea running in red, blue and white vintage.

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So much fabric, so little time…

Black And White

Number One Son and his wife and children are building a new house. So, three quilts are on the list for that family this year: a housewarming quilt for Son and Wife, and a bed quilt for each of the boys (2).

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Here is the housewarming quilt flimsy. Wife likes black and white.

What do you think? I am thinking this may become my go-to wedding quilt.

ps–Based on Third Street Neighborhood.