Several months ago I started cutting my scraps into 3 1/2 X 6 1/2 inch pieces.
One of my quilting friends had made a Bricks and Stepping Stones and I loved it.
Isn't it interesting how different they "feel" with color changes and
So I've been making Bricks and Stepping Stones quilts to use up
fabric scraps. This one I call my Nascar Flag. That border can make you pretty dizzy!
I used all colors of scraps in this one.
This will be for a High School graduate this next year.
Then I decided I had a lot of browns and blues so decided to make one
just using those colors. The stepping stones are making a diagonal line
in this one. I think I may still add a brown border.
This one is probably going to be for a Grandson.
This 30's Churn Dash may be one of my all time FAVORITES!
It is big! 90 X 108.
If you look closely, the Churn Dash 4th across and
5 rows up from the bottom, is made
with a piece of one of my Father's shirts.
This quilt is for my nephew who is getting married in August.
He was only 1 and 1/2 when my Dad, his Grandpa, passed away.
I thought it might be nice to use one of his shirts
as a "memory" in this quilt.
I actually cleaned up my sewing room, sort of, after these were done. Then I noticed 2 big bags of fabric a friend gifted me and decided I needed to look through them to see what surprises were waiting for me. Now the room is cluttered again sorting and planning more quilts. Isn't that the way it always goes!
My Mom made him a wedding quilt about 25 years ago
and we packed it away for "someday". He was only
1 year old at the time and her last grandchild. She had made a quilt for all her other grandchildren. She figured she wouldn't be here when he got married so she wanted it done. My Mom passed away in 1999. He is excited to finally get to
use the quilt.
I have a stack of HST ready to square up.
Here are a few blocks ready and patiently waiting.
This may be my favorite!
And here is Janine's Bricks and Stepping Stones
all ready for her to take to the quilter.
Didn't it turn out great. This may be my favorite!
The mint green/blue and the gray are wonderful together.
On a shop hop with my Bee friends we saw a Shoo Fly Halloween quilt.
I had all this leftover Halloween fabric, found a great white with lime green polka dot fabric for the background, and got these blocks done during the retreat. HOWEVER, do you notice how bland and washed out the 2 bottom right blocks look? Yea, me too. So I will be making a couple more blocks and adding a border or 2.
Also, notice the tiny square in the upper left corner? I think if I add little black connecting corner triangle to
each corner of the blocks it will add a nice dimension to the top.
This is the start of the Bricks and Stepping Stones quilt. I got all 112 blocks done and started putting them into 4's. This is only a few of them, just so you can see I was busy sewing and not just laughing and eating!
I got a little carried away cutting tho. I think there are probably 5 more quilts to be made from this pile.
And here I have loads of 3 inch and 2 1/2 inch blocks ready for a project or maybe more.
There you have it.....................2 days of fun!
I am 60+ years old and have been quilting for about 30 years. We have 8 children and 15 grandchildren and 1 great grandson and 1 great granddaughter. My children: 1 lives in Utah, 4 in California, 1 in Illinois, 1 in Idaho and 1 in England. My grandchildren: 4 in Utah,4 in Illinois, 4 in England and 3 in California. I love the process of finding the perfect fabric, cutting it out and sewing it back together. I'm not so enthralled with the hand quilting so I send my quilts out to be machine quilted most of the time.