This week I have a small finish to show off. I took these pictures just as it started to rain, so they don't really do the quilt justice in terms of colors. They're much more saturated than they seem. Any spots you see are raindrops, not dirt:
This is an unexpected little quilt. I call it "the leftovers quilt" because it is made entirely of fabrics and pieces from other projects. The starting point was obviously the blue triangles, which are leftover from the Ocean Waves quilt. I made these in 2014, and I knew that if I put them back in a zipper bag they would never see the light of day again.
To use them up, I thought I would use the blue and white triangles to make giant quarter square triangles. I tried it and it was boring. Then I tried a smaller version:
I didn't like that at all either. Yellow to the rescue! I love yellow and I always have a bunch of yellow pieces laying around. I used up scraps of about 5 different yellows in this quilt top. Along with all the blues, that makes for a lot of scrappy goodness.
This little quilt measures about 42 by 52, which is a bit on the small side. But I actually really like it, and it turns out to be the perfect size for my office. As with most offices, it gets pretty chilly, both in the air conditioning and in the winter. I have a thermostat, but I suspect that it's mostly a decoration. This will be a great quilt for my lap or for students to wrap up in. I have some dark blue Cuddle fabric, but I don't know if I want that on the back or not.
With that little finish, we are off! We have some vacationing to get to, including a trip to see our tiny grandson, so I will be gone for a little while, though I will be posting some things on Instagram (@academicquilter). See you there, and I'll see you back here in about 10 days! Enjoy August while I'm gone!
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