I found a quilt. And it's a quilt that "never would be", except for the scraps in a donation box. About a year ago I received a computer paper box of scraps and orphan blocks from a generous blogging friend. It may have been scraps from more than one quilter, but all in one box. Amongst them were these flannelish scraps that probably are brushed cotton. I'm not very familiar with that fabric, but these scraps are more than homespun but not quite flannel. Needless to say, they were pretty narrow and not very long. Just for the heck of it, I began sewing them together with no plan in mind. If a piece was too short, I simply added another scrap to it. There are some pretty odd angles in there...LOL. One scrap in particular wasn't "of" the family, being more a "calico" than anything else. It was warmer toned and brighter, but what the heck? I used it anyway. This little wall quilt is the result. Nearly all the scraps were used, barely a handful of odd bits are left. Not enough to go further for sure. And now the question is...does it need a border?
I'm thinking YES...probably black, and I have this nice scrap of black flannel(from the same box, I think). Opinions???
The Peppermint topper raised several comments and questions. In particular, the block. It's one that I saw at Making Scrap Quilts from Stash. Mary had used a jellyroll gift and this simple patch to make a neat quilt...easy peasy. A great suggestion from her was to alternate the turn on every other block to avoid seams lining up with each other. After I got going on this one, I remembered where I seen the block before....
In this quilt I call "Pumpkin Soup". It's a Thimbleberries design(from one of the books) by Lynette Jensen. She calls hers "Sticks and Stones". It's a great simple block and really works well with jellyrolls. Of course, it could be done in larger than 2.5" pieces for a quick donation quilt.
So far, there are 4, maybe 5, of us for the New Years Eve UFO Countdown Challenge. Any more takers?
Ideas for next Christmas
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