Quilting makes me happy!

I was unable to keep up with the other quilters at the mini-retreat (we went home to our own homes at night).  Lots of people stayed until 10:00 pm or more each night.  Me…I left about dinnertime, and in lots of pain with that.  So I am not close to having the quilt top done because I ran out of the fabric in the center of each square.  I love this pattern, but it does involve scraps…lots of scraps…enough that I am going through the scraps to see if I have little pieces that will fit #5 in the pattern from the square I used to sew it on in the first place. 

Wow that looks weird!  This is how the back looks:

 

 

But then you trim it off.

 

The trimmed back looks good, but the front is even better:

 

See! 

Put 4 blocks together with the red in the middle with 1-1/4 inch strips between each 1/4 block and you get these:

Love them, that is why I am obsessively keeping every little piece because of the possibilities running around in my head:

 

Or I will save them for Ally and friends to make wonderful art such as this:

 

Okay back to sorting fabric while running out to change the hoses watering my garden.

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About Allysgrandma
Passionate homemaker after 35 years of working and raising daughters! Finally time for my first love (other than DH who I met when I was 12)....sewing and quilting.

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