I keep my scraps sorted by colors and the drawers are overflowing again so I’ve been thinking about some scrappy quilts that would be quick and easy.
A scrappy Double 4 Patch in blues has been on my list for a while (I’ve made one in green and one in red) but I think I need to move it up the list after seeing Carla’s. She sent me this photo of her quilt she made for her daughter’s dorm.
I also want to make a couple Red/White/Blue quilts so maybe I could scatter some red in there too.
And while I was cutting for that one I could cut some extra blue and red strips and squares to make one like this quilt of Ann’s. I always like to cut more than one scrap quilt at a time.
Too bad that I won’t have time to piece anything in the next 6 weeks but at least I have a plan.
I love the new update and am trying to be patient as I come across apps that need updating to function properly with the new iPad operating system.
I was unable to listen to my audio book last knit while I was knitting. Hopefully they’ll get Overdrive updated soon.
This HeartStrings top was pieced by Tish and will go with me to Maine for binding and donating. I think my favorite thing to quilt on these is a swirly version of Dwirling from the Pajama Quilter DVD. Fun, fast, and fabulous.
Lots of questions about the pattern Jackie used for her quilt (see previous post). She emailed me that the pattern is Scrap Basket Paddle Wheel and it comes from the book Scrap Basket Sensations by Kim Brackett.
I have to get ready for my month in Maine and have a couple days at the library and errands to run in addition to all the packing.
Today I quilted this top of Jackie’s, I’ve got one more of hers that I will get quilted and ready for binding while I’m in Maine so I can leave them there for donation. The pantograph is Seaweed.
I didn’t knit at all while I was in Maine but I was happy to have a simple project for my travel days. My painted desert shawl is coming along nicely.
I finished up at the sew-in tonight and head home in the morning. Not that anyone is counting (you know I always count!) but I got 21 quilts tied and my wonderful binding buddies got them bound and added to the stack of finished quilts. Of course, all the tops tied were pieced by HeartStrings members and many of the backs were pieced and sent by Tish … As always, it was truly a group effort.
During the day today along with tying my last few quilts, I kitted up the remaining tops to tie when I come back in October.
Top, batting, backing, and in some cases binding so I’m all set!
This was after day 3 … One more day to go for me although the others will continue until Sunday.
I’m working hard tying HeartStrings quilts for donation here in Maine.
I was happy to see new photos of the boys today too … They went to the zoo together with the little ones. Caleb was supposed to be feeding the bird but apparently he reached up and caught it.
I arrived in Maine late afternoon for the HeartStrings sew-in and had a lobster roll for dinner.