Before we leave, I have a happy little finish to show off. This is my Confetti quilt:
Doesn't that look cheerful? The best part of this quilt is that it was made entirely from scraps, including the white on whites. These were some of the bigger pieces in the scrap bags, which I am happy to say were mostly used up. And I even found enough of that blue-green to piece together another couple of squares after I messed up the first time. I don't think anyone can tell I pieced them together, and after it's quilted you'll need a magnifying glass to see it, so I'm happy. (You can't tell, can you?)
This little quilt measures about 54 by 73, which is one row longer than the pattern, because apparently I can't count anymore. I'm blaming it on the fact that I was cutting so danged many scraps. Just keep cutting, just keep cutting. Thankfully, I happen to know some tall people who might enjoy this, so it's not a problem.
|Better pictures outside, but it was very windy!|
Confetti was made from this pattern, still available at Patched Works:
This is a simple, fast quilt to make, and if you make it all in one color it wouldn't take very long at all. If you're like me, though, you'll want to do a little figuring before you start cutting. The pattern calls for making the blocks over sized and then cutting them down. My frugal nature just wouldn't let me waste that much fabric. (Seriously, it calls for the blocks to be cut down by about an inch and a quarter.) So I did some math and cut everything the right size to begin with. It worked well for me.
|Wrinkled but festive!|
Anyway, that's my finish! I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and you get to squeeze in a stitch or two. Don't forget to thaw the turkey! If you're not in the US, I hope you have a wonderful week filled with family and friends as well.
Travel safe, everyone!
Sharing at Let's Bee Social, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, and Finish it up Friday.