I’ve had some sewing time this week…
Never as much as I like. I think most of us can say that.
You might remember that I pulled the Frolic leftovers. If you didn’t catch that post, I have a bunch of leftovers from Bonnie Hunter’s Mystery quilt Frolic. That was the 2019 mystery. I have saved these and am determined to do something with them. Then two blog readers sent me their scraps. I added theirs to mine and not I have more!!
The blocks are going to have to be eclectic as there aren’t pieces that necessarily match. So I came up with making some blocks like these. I had to cut a bunch of 2 1/2″ squares for the corners but other than that, I think I can make quite a few blocks with the scraps. I don’t have a specific plan with them yet, so far, the goal is simply to make blocks as I don’t even know how many all of this will make.
It’s easier to just keep making blocks than it is to stop and try to count it all out. At this point, this is going to be a donation quilt… baby-sized or twin?? I have no idea at this point.
A kind blog reader, Robin, saw… I was playing with Frolic leftovers and sent me her scraps too.
She said to use them if I could…pass them on if I can’t. Her scraps don’t quite jam with the other leftovers but I love her leftovers so…I think that I am going to keep her scraps and make them into a baby quilt. I am super excited about the prospect and happy that she thought to send them to me. Right now, this is the block I’m going for. I need to raid my stash and see if I can find some more greens in this tone.
When I went to look for more greens I discovered that the flying gees the original blog reader sent me were a great match for Robin’s leftovers. Check it out…
The white tote is Robin’s…the tote on the left is the originals. PERFECT. I am going to put them together.
I got some greens pulled too. The floral one under the check is the same print Robin made some of her blocks out of. Happy coincidence!!
I’m actually having a lot of fun playing with this all. In all seriousness, this is my favorite kind of quilting. There is play, exploration, and thriftiness all wrapped into it. I love it!!
My little childcare guy was off a couple of days last week and my 1-year-old here takes two naps every day. That left me with some extra naptime to fill with quiet activities. I ended up pulling these. I think I was having so much fun playing with the other pieces that I wanted more.
I didn’t get finished ironing them. I need another naptime!
I love that I have naptime to do these things. If I didn’t, I wonder if I would tackle them.
Being an in-home childcare provider isn’t easy. I have kids here for almost 10 hours a day. I work hard to get them all to nap at the same time so I can get a little bit of a break. I’m still on listening duty but I’m free from one on one duty. Being able to iron a few little pieces during that break makes my day!!
I save almost every ironing job I can and do it during these times.
Over the course of the week, these all got ironed.
I have no idea what I’ll do with these. For now, I am going to bag them back up and might pull them to work on after I get these Frolic scraps taken care of.
That’s all that happened in the sewing department. I spent the weekend doing errands and trying to get caught up with the mail from the community quilt program. My goal this week is to get the mail completely done and only sew in the mornings. If you didn’t read about the changes coming to the community quilt program, please go back and read that post HERE.