So, what to do but start stitching some of them together. January seems to be a clean-out month for a few of the swiffer boxes of scraps that are
At just a bit over 13 inches square this is one of my smallest minis, other than a few mug rugs and potholders. Simply machine quilted in the ditch with a wavy machine stitch in the border, it finished up fairly quickly. And the bonus being I got to use a few more hoarded scrappy strips of my vintage Quaker Reds for the borders. There are just a few small bits left now for another scrappy project.
I love the back as much as the front of this little quilt, a leftover piece from a fat quarter of a 2009 In the Beginning print by Jason Yenter.
So, this used up 36 of the 240 triangle squares - guess what's coming up for February!
After reading Wendy's (The Constant Quilter) and Cynthia's (Wabi-sabi Quilts) posts earlier today about their tree blocks for Australian fire victims, I was inspired to create one to send along. Since the blocks are being requested by the Wollongong Modern Quilt Guild in New South Wales, I attempted to make something a bit ad hoc and improv, or at least a reasonable facsimile! Here's the block I'll be sending along in a few days:
If you are interested in joining in and making a tree block for this cause, more information can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/WollongongModernQuiltGuild/.
Linking with Wendy's Peacock Party, and I'll also link with Wendy at The Constant Quilter when she posts her monthly mini round-up next week.