This was a very, very busy week for me, but I did finish something I started a few weeks ago. You may remember that I got some 12-inch blocks in a scrap bag shortly after Christmas. This week I finished assembling those blocks into a top, ready to be quilted up and donated. Here's how it ended up:
I think it's cute, especially for cobbling together some thrifted blocks and a piece of yardage from my stash. This top is about 40 by 60 and will have some great space for quilty practice. The center blocks look huge but they're the same size as the pieced blocks, 14 inches with the sashing included. It was very windy when I was taking pictures, so if this reminds you of a sheet on a clothesline, that's why!
I didn't make these blocks, so I want to show you a problem I had with one of them. I don't know if you can see the shadows behind the light colors in this block, but they are definitely there:
This is the back of the block, which shows why those shadows are there:
The block maker didn't trim off the connector corners after folding up the triangle pieces on the flying geese and some other pieces, which means that they showed through the lighter fabrics. Keeping these pieces on also made the block very heavy, so I ended up snipping all of those connectors out with a very sharp small scissors. It was tedious, but it made for a much better block.
|Soon to be a backing!|
So, now that that's finished, I plan to quilt this one up for practice and donate it, most likely to the Hands to Help Challenge when that comes around. Since it was so inexpensive and quick to make, I've been calling this the Thrifty quilt. If only all thrift was this cute!
When I was outside to take pictures of this quilt, it was cold and windy, but look what's coming up in the front garden:
I think those are daffodil shoots! And look--some sunshine! It only lasted a few minutes, but it was very welcome! Can spring be far behind?
Hope you all have a great weekend. The hubs and I are off on a small adventure, so here's hoping we have some decent weather. I feel like it's been gray for weeks, so some more sunshine would be awesome.
Sharing at Finished or Not Friday, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, and crazymomquilts.