I got distracted again today – intending to ignore the binding that’s waiting to be done and start a pink and brown quilt … but first, I wanted to piece a flannel back for the fish quilt. I’ve been meaning to deal with all the leftover flannel for a while. I’ve used the leftovers from backings for years for the back of doll quilts and given Mom a bunch for burp cloths too but it still piles up.
This is just one bin of it. There’s another bin that’s a little larger with more and I intended to just piece chunks together for scrappy backings but then Stephanie shared a simple squares quilt a while back and I decided I could use them for kids quilts maybe?!
Keith walked downstairs today and looked at the design wall and said he didn’t care for this one …You won’t hurt my feelings if you don’t particularly care for the leftover quilts I’ve been working on the last couple weeks but I just can’t let these them go to waste and I do think they are fun for kids.
First I just drafted a really quick guide so I’d know how many squares I’d need from the different fabrics for the diagonal rows.
Squares are cut 5.5 inches because that’s a good size for the narrower trimmings from the backings. Some leftover chunks are bigger than others too which is fine because I need more of some squares than others.
Blocks are set 8 across and 10 down for a quilt that will be 40 x 50. I did get started on assembling the top so that might get finished up this weekend if I find some time to work.
As you can imagine, this didn’t even begin to use up the fabric in both bins so there will likely be more of these simple ones … at least I have a plan now for these leftovers.
Earlier in the day I went for a massage and then a hike … follow that with a few hours sewing downstairs and I’d call that a really nice day! Can you believe it was a lovely 73 degrees today – in the middle of August?! And the leaves are already just beginning to change colors. It’s seems early for that but fall will be here soon and that makes me happy. We’re loving having the change of seasons again.
I saw the Dr yesterday and am happy to report that after just 2 days on meds – prednisone and a muscle relaxant – my pain has gone from almost intolerable to just being a nuisance. He feels like I have a herniated disc but that I should have been doing better after 7 weeks so I’m glad he jumped right in with the meds. He also sent me for an X-ray which showed multilevel disc degeneration… probably not completely unexpected for someone over 50 … but worries me that I’ve got more of these episodes in my future. For now I’m just happy to be feeling better.