I'm still sewing on a couple of projects. I finished the top for Chain Reaction. I'll decide late if I want to add border to make larger, depending upon the recipient whom I haven't named yet.
The Chain Reaction quilt needed 6 blocks but 1/4 inch larger than half a block. These were the pieces left over. Instead of dumping them in the trash or letting them hang around in the studio until I decide what to do with them, I sewed them together. I can quilt as it or put into a future project, like a sampler quilt. The goal is to do something with the pieces, creating a larger piece of fabric.
I posted asking for suggestions on this round robin I received but didn't get any feedback. I kept looking at this trying to determine what the owner wants. Is it a night nature scene? I couldn't add flowers because you wouldn't necessarily see them in the dark. Stars could be added; guess that would have been okay. I wasn't feeling any of that though so I came up with something else. I was thinking that maybe the owner wants a string quilt. Well, I have PLENTY of those hanging around. I pulled all values and tones of orange, yellow, green, blue and brown strings from my bin.
Ta-da! This is what I came up with. I free hand cut the side borders. For the corner blocks, I used my GO! Drunkard's Path die (3.5" finished and them trimmed them down to 3" finished. I really like this quilt top and am looking forward to seeing what the next person adds.
Now, back to working on my charity quilt!