Thursday, November 16, 2017

Meanwhile on the Design Wall

These are hst blocks stitched together during our quilt group this week, slapped up on the design wall, to see if this potential layout would work for a wheelchair-size quilt. 
Only two more hst's needed to complete this layout!

These are all from scraps donated a year or so ago, from which we've made several quilts so far, and the pile seems never-ending.  We received them as 6-1/2 inch (more or less) squares all pinned together but mostly not sewn, into nine large quilts!!  After unpinning and working with the fairly wonky squares for a few of our first donation quilts, we decided to trim the remainder into uniform squares, either 6-1/2 or 5-1/2 inch, depending on their original size.  I'm thinking this layout with the addition of two more blocks will make approximately a 45x45 inch quilt, just about perfect for the nursing home request.  There are several more that can be made from the remainder of the squares, perhaps next year.

Snow in the forecast for tonight, as well as this weekend. So, between painting the kitchen ceiling and walls and working on yet another quilt destined to be a Christmas gift, I won't mind a bit being inside out of the cold!  And hopefully, I'll have both the top and back flimsies completed to show you in the next couple days.  Yes, this quilt will have a pieced back too.  Crazy I know, at this time of year, but you work with what you have for the situation at hand!

10 comments:

  1. What a fun design with your leftover hst's. Using your scraps and what you have create quilts with a charm all there own.

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  2. This really is a very pleasing graphic design. Love it!

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  3. Great quilt, beautiful layout. I think some of the blocks at the center of the bottom may be turned the wrong way?

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  4. I love it! Isn't it amazing what you can do with HSTs?

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  5. Pretty colors and love the design. It's getting cold here in North Carolina tonight too...supposed to warm up again in a few days.

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  6. You came up with a very good design to use those donation parts! I'm with you stay in out of the cold.

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  7. Gosh, if you move those blocks around, you'd have a truly modern quilt! Love the scrappiness of it, and the potential. It's great! How nice that you plan to give it away. You're very generous. I'm also happy for you to be indoors, out of the cold, and redecorating your home. That's got to feel good. Thanks for the reminder that I'm grateful to be living in Florida during my retirement years. The high today was 76, and this evening I wore only a light jacket to walk the dog. I am very happy living in this climate. :-)

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  8. Quilting and cold winter weather just go together don’t they...you have certainly found a good layout for this scrappy quilt...have fun and stay warm.

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  9. Love this design. I made a table runner similar to this about a year ago and really liked how it turned out. BTW, I am trying to imagine just how large that bag of donated scraps was because it sounds HUGE!

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