This weekend, and today, I attacked the two baskets of ufo’s – or they should be called USOs, unsewn objects. One was a small quilt I had cut out I don’t know how long ago, and everytime I saw the basket of pieces I couldn’t understand what I was thinking when I chose the pieces. They looked very odd in their basket. When I put the blocks (small pieces, blocks finished at 3”) and the quilt together, I was so surprised and happy at the result – I think this will be one of my favourite little quilts. The pattern is called “Pepperment Twist” from Fat Quarter Small Quilts by Darlene Zimmerman.
Next up was a basket of pieces from a quilt I was going to do called ``Colourful Thoughts`¨ by Peggy Waltman. I had cut up some the fabrics for the blue and green blocks, then the remaining fabric got stolen for another quilt – the Stars and Nine Patch that I posted about last week. This left me with sixteen chain blocks that I will turn into a quilt someday. I`m thinking of using some of my wonderful embroidery designs and setting these blocks with alternate redwork embroidered blocks.
And, I made a decision on the A Tisket a Tasket block of the month by Anne Sutton at Bunny Hill Designs. I`m going to use the leftover bits from the Garden Patch quilt that would likely never get finished as a result of losing those blocks. I`m hoping that at the end of the series, I will be able to put the applique blocks together with the Garden Patch blocks that I do have.
Why have I been so busy? Well, its darn cold outside! Too cold for me, and I`ve been stuck indoors for the past couple of weeks – really, I haven`t left the house. I`ve had lots of rest and I decided to put it to good use.
The other reason is this box of scraps leftover from the Stars and Nine Patch. This top needs a border – and I need to go through this pile and see what range of fabrics I have left and in what sizes. Then I can decide how much effort I want to put into a border…I`m also thinking of hanging on to these scraps for a someday applique project.