Our fearless leader, Angela, has been keeping us motivated all year to use our rainbow of scraps. We’ve done dark blue, pink, yellow, dark green, purple, light blue, and now red. Pop over to her blog to see what everyone has been up to so far. I feel like a total slacker compared to some of these energetic quilters!
Whereas most people are making numerous blocks each month, and might have the makings of several rainbow quilts at the end of the year, I’m making one Dresden plate each month. Do you like my ‘design wall’? The only place I can get a decent picture is out on my deck.
Although I haven’t photographed them yet, I’m embroidering flowers each month in the appropriate color and they will be the centers of the plates. I’m still contemplating how I might put them all together at the end of the year.
I’ve also made a doll quilt each month for Get Your Mrs. Claus On. I love working with this size, and trying to think up something different each month that will work with my available scraps.
I’ve also made several wall hangings and baby quilts from my scraps, as well as 30 placemats. I’m amazed and excited to see how much can be made from leftovers. But just when I think I’m starting to get things under control……..
A box of fabric landed on my doorstep today! My friend Di is preparing for a move, and she’s cleaning and sorting and reducing her stash. And she sent all her plaids and homespuns to ME! You see, she has a little quilt made from plaids that I just love, so she’s enabling to make my very own! She had a few other very special items in the box for me, too. Thanks Di!!!!
I’m very hard at work finishing my Guild UFO project right now. But today was a beautiful day, so I took the day off. Bet you can’t guess what I did!
We didn’t actually see a lot to photograph today, so we just enjoyed the water, the blue sky, the wind in the trees, and the birds singing. In other words, a perfect day.