Monday, July 09, 2012

Always, there is a need....

and many, many of you make and donate quilt, quilt tops, batting,fabric, etc to the mulitude of 'needs' across the world. Quilts for Japan, quilts for prison ministries, quilts for soldiers... and on and on. I'm proud and happy to be part of that particular "collective good". A while back these cute medical frogs came to me as orphan blocks. Wish I could remember who sent them...I'm thinking Julie, of Quilting in the Barn, don't know for sure. They were 6" blocks, just frogs and red, and they numbered 12. Hmmmm? what to do with them?
Recently I added the 2" muslin strips, bringing them up to 8.5" but still no clue as how to use them?? And then last night, laying in bed, staring up at the ceiling fan....a brain storm hit!!
Over the first 6 months or so of this year, I've been sewing random 2.5" strips in 16 patches...dozens and dozens of 16 patches. The variety crosses a wide portion of my stash, my scraps and donated stuff. And as Fate would have it, they just happen to be 8.5"....can you guess what comes next?? Stay tuned for the next chapter.

9 comments:

LesQuilts said...

Great idea!
I love that 2 am inspiration!
take care, Leslie

Dolores said...

Personally, I would have added plain blocks to the frog blocks, alternately and then hand quilted frogs in those plain blocks.
Good luck with putting them all together.

julieQ said...

Love these blocks...I sent the middles!!

Angie said...

It's so good to see you and to see that you are sewing. :) Hope you are staying cool. Hugs of love.

Purple Pam said...

Cannot wait to see what you will come up with for these blocks.

AnnieO said...

Love that light bulb moment when it hits :) You are such a good person to keep this need refilled all the time.

soscrappy said...

What a fun idea! Sounds like it will turn into a cute quilt

Paula TheQuilter said...

That time just before dropping off to sleep is a very creative time. Another one, especially for me, is shower time. I do my best creative thinking in the shower. Go figure.

Cher said...

love when that idea of using something you already have hits! I am making my quilt comeback..alice photo on my blog..happy to see your latest blocks