I've kind of bounced around this week. Had a lot of non quilting related activities but utilized my time at home very well. I finished the Christmas top for my daughter. She will love that it has pink in it. I used a few traditional Christmas prints as I didn't want to purchase anything (other than the starting FQ bundle I'd purchased for this purpose). I used the scraps from the blocks, remaining FQs from the bundle and a few from stash to piece the scrappy border. I took pictures late at night and the colors are way off. Also, it's too large to photo at home. I'll upload another photo when I pin baste it this week at work.
How many panels do you have in your stash that you're not going to use? I have quite a few holiday panels. I also know that I didn't purchase over half of them. I've been given stash a few times of sewers cleaning their studio and I just cannot let the stuff go in the trash. So, I pulled a few from stash to make this center for the back of the Christmas quilt. It's now big enough for me to frame with additional Christmas prints from my stash. It took two photos to show all the panels, but they are sewn together. I'm certain the designers didn't plan for them to be used this way.
The fabrics for this rag quilt was already cut by another quilter who wanted it gone from her stash. She'd gone as far as to sew blocks into 3 rows then decided not to finish it. Of course it ended up in my stash and has been hanging out in my studio for about two years. I got tired of moving the bag and decided to finish it this weekend. It's only two layers of flannel and the only quilting is as the blocks are joined. I will donate this quilt.
These blocks and units were made while working on other projects. I need twenty blocks to make my first quilt. I have enough strip sets sewn to make at least 30 blocks and strings ready to sew to make an additional quilt or two. I'm still trying to get rid of cut strings, squares and other shapes in my studio. To get more information on this project, see my Tube UNsewing post I uploaded last week.
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