We have 20" of fresh cold snow since Friday night, but that's another story. I'd rather talk about another UFO finished up!!! I machine quilted this donation size strippy last week, and got the binding finished up over the weekend.
It was a great time to be under a quilt with 35-40 mph winds whipping snow all about. I found this 2 yd piece of dragonfly fabric in my stash and used up all but 3 2.5" strips of it! Hurray for 2 yards used!
Last time you saw this it was a pile of blocks. I made the dozen or so I still needed and got it together into another Kitchen Sink ala Gypsy Quilter. I'm attempting to use up some of the blacks/ bright. I have alot of FQs in that combination, a bright print on a black background. There are less now. The polka dot border is a Jan Mullen fabric and seemed perfect for border and binding. Still need a backing.
Off and on all week, I played with Orphan blocks. There are at least 7 quilts started using them, and I made progress on all of them. And I gave myself some playtime with odds and ends. Having Tonya's book kick off on the 7th, stimulated me to think about IMPROV...not something I think about much. It probably happens automatically when working on Orphan Quilts, but this time I took a bin of scrap, odds and ends and weird bits. I tried not to think too much, but sew them together where they seem to fit. It's falling in to the "ok" but not sure about it category. I'm think that the part rows of little 4 patches is making it look to "divided"...what do you think?
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