I thought that I would share with you some news - Accuquilt featured an article I wrote for them entitle "The 13 Cent Quilt Block using the GO! Bountiful Baskets" which you can view on their website if you'd like to take a look! The article focuses on the Postage Stamp Basket block - which you know I love! Writing the article was a new experience for me and I learned a lot - namely how much time something like that takes to put together LOL! I hope that you'll take a couple of minutes to give the article a read and let me know what you think!
I've also been able to finish anther quilt. This is my scrappy "Jelly Roll Race" quilt that I did out of my 2.5" strip bin. It was so great to use some of those scraps and make a quilt completely from scraps and stash! It was great to get this finished even though the top was only completed in August.
I quilted it using a 50 weight cotton thread top and bobbin in an all over wave pattern that really gives some texture to the quilt.
I also used up some of those Halloween 2" squares, as leaders and enders, making a couple of little fabric baskets and a zippered case while I was working on my Chimneys and Cornerstones blocks. It's great to be making progress on this quilt after all that cutting and cutting!
I am almost finished all 80 of the blocks needed for the center of the quilt - yep -80! It seems like such a big number doesn't it? Then I am thinking about one or two borders - and maybe piecing one of those borders from more scraps. Lots of work still to do! But, it is so nice to use up these bits and pieces.
But, you know what? I don't even remember buying a few of those fabrics! I'm sure they aren't mine so where did they come from?? So, either scraps have babies, or, someone came over and dumped some fabric in my scrap heap when I wasn't looking! Was it you??!!