I could not stop playing until this became a quilt. It was just fun to keep adding until I ended up with something I like. Miss Ariel decided she needed to be in this picture.
The backing fabric is a really nice flannel from Connecting Threads.
Some of the block centers are orphan blocks and some are just pieces of fabrics I like.
As I worked (played!) I put the blocks on a design wall. The blocks are all different sizes, but I kept the widths uniform so they could be sewn in vertical rows. There are several different widths, but each width was sewn into its own row. Make sense?
I just had so much fun with these little bits and pieces. See that sock monkey peering over the edge?
At any rate, it all managed to come together in a quilt I shall enjoy seeing. I think it will have to hang in the quilting room for a while at least. There's a lot to see in there!
These are just some pieces I pulled at the same time. For some reason I had sewn these strips together. For right now, I'm just enjoying how they look. They may turn into something, or they may go back in the string bin. We'll see.
These are some of the churn dash blocks Deb sent to me. I had asked Sandy to make these blocks into a quilt, but I decided I wanted to do this one myself. What can I say? I changed my mind. I had an idea that if I sashed them in red with blue cornerstones they would make a somewhat red, white and blue quilt for the USO. What do you think?
AND, our gardenias are blooming! I love their fragrance. I just wish they lasted longer. But while they do last, I bring a couple of the blooms inside each day to perfume the house. Just beautiful!
We are still getting a lot of rain. The vegetation loves it, but I could do with a break. Not complaining, since after all - Summer is coming and we will need all that stored up moisture.
Happy Memorial Day Weekend to those of you in the States! A lot of people have paid the ultimate price for the life we enjoy. We owe them our gratitude. I am thankful for our country, even when it seems to be headed in a wrong direction.
Enjoy your weekend!
Hugs and kisses,