Quick and done

My head is not in a creative space right now, so it’s a good time to look for ways to use up the stash. Those projects are always quick and easy, and they involve sewing!

This older piece of fabric with circles caught my eye, and I had an entire yard of it. That’s quite unusual for me. Most of my fabric is in fat quarters, since I work so much smaller now. Or I use many prints in a colorway rather than just one fabric, so small chunks work well.

It’s pretty easy for me to find a group of fabrics that work together, once I select a main focus and guess what? I have lots of bright fabrics! I only had to decide whether to set them with black, white, or some other bright color and–use up the stash again!–white scraps won out.

Directions for how to make these blocks is in this post , and I have added a bit of variety with the angled cuts rather than straight cuts.

Here are the first few blocks, a little larger than the brown ones in the other post.

I got a good start on them yesterday and got them all sewn and ready for assembly today.

An unexpected extra chunk of time opened up so I arranged and re-arranged and got the squares all sewn together, ready to quilt.

And as I hung it up on the wall again, I noticed this part, that bothered me in the beginning, that made me start to re-arrange and now……………

these blocks ended up back in the same spot and I never noticed as I sewed it together!!! Well, the joke is definitely on me, because I am NOT taking things apart and re-arranging any more. This is the way it’s gonna be!!!

And I asked my immediate family if anyone needed another quilt and my daughter-in-law said that she would always take a quilt. So that’s my motivation to go ahead and get this baby finished. I hate to piece backs, but since I don’t have any big pieces of fabric, and to aid in the goal of using more stash, I think I will for this one. I’m thinking I won’t have a problem finding more fabric that goes with these brights.

Quick and Easy is fun!

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Quick and done

  1. I never used to like pieced backs but after seeing several of the speakers/teachers in the past couple years at the guild do it, I decided to try it out. I love doing that now. So much so that all of the quilts I did last year had pieced backs. This year not so much but mainly because I have just as many big chunks for that purpose. I hope you get hooked too!

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    • So far, I do everything in my power to avoid it! Including using a piece of plain white wide backing that I found for this current quilt! I have seen lots of cute ones, but I don’t like quilting over extra seam lines.

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    • I do have a very large stash of fabrics, both commercial and hand dyed…more than I can actually use well in my lifetime, I think! I love beautiful tetiles and have collected them for many, many years!

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