I’ve been trying to clean and organize the sewing room but not in the typical “clean and organize” manner. I’m trying to clean up projects that are lying about by finishing them…not stuffing them away into a cabinet.
You all know I’ve been working on Frolic leftovers. I started working with them at the end of September.
It’s been a neverending project. I got burned out a bit but am not back in the swing.
So far I have this quilt…
Then this baby-sized one…
I’m working on the borders for this one…
…and now I’ve moved on to… the pink and blue blocks with the neutral background. I took time, sat down with EQ, and came up with this design. Oh my, I’m in love. This is the quilt with lines.
Here it is with no lines. I’m really excited about this one and part of what is more exciting is…I get to do some string piecing!! YAHOO. I love string piecing.
This is going to end up being a big quilt. I have 64 blocks to use up and I want to use every single one so I don’t have leftovers.
I played with the design a little more… I think I like this better.
So…plan to see some string piecing happening around here. I always do my string piecing on my old vintage Singer. It’s a 15-91 and I just love her.
My problem now is that I’m so excited to start this but I need to finish the green quilt. Such problems.
I also worked on my Remaiders quilt. You might remember that I have all of the blocks done and planned on working on it as a leader and ender…well, that didn’t happen.
In an effort to clean the sewing room, I decided to just start sewing on them. I do that. I’m really not the best at leaders and enders. YES, I always have something in my machine but working on two different projects at the same time on the same machine, it’s my thing. I typically plan my project so that another step of the project is my leader and ender…so, here I go. This is trying really hard to become a quilt top!!
These started as bonus triangles from this quilt. It’s a free pattern on the blog that you can find HERE.
The quilt I’m making with the leftovers is Remainders and is from the book No Scrap Left Behind by Amanda Jean Nyberg. Find the book HERE.
I had to dig around and find more coordinating bonus triangles and make a few more as there weren’t many teals and I liked the teal mixed in with the pinks and browns. I extended the pinks to add reds. I am excited to see it all finished.
It’s totally not my typical quilt but I think it’s perfect for someone who decorates more minimalist. Looking at the quilt, you can see that there isn’t a border on the left or on the bottom. I think I’ll be adding one. We’ll see. I think the quilt would look best with one. I picked this pattern with the hope of using up some of my bonus triangles. I have a k-jillion of them here.
Any other ideas for using half-square triangles?? Please send them my way. I have 2″ size and 1 1/2″ size that all need to be used up.
I’m making 2021 my year to use things in the quilting room up. I want to make lots of quilts that used my strip bins and lots of quilts that use orphan blocks, half-square bonus triangles, and any other leftover pieces. To do that likely going to have to step out of my box and make other quilts like the Remainders quilt that might not be my usual style…but still fun to make.
So I have three quilts going. Yes, I started the string pieces. I couldn’t resist. You’ll have to stop back next week and see if one of these becomes a finished top…
Which would you work on:
Finish the border on the green leftovers quilt
Work on the string pieced sashing for the star blocks
Put the Remainders top together
should I set that all aside and machine quilt some of the tops I have here
Curious minds want to know…what project would you pick??
I probably won’t get a lot done this week as it’s my week of testing and driving back and forth to Rochester every day…but I still love having projects to think about.