Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Since it is a holiday weekend I felt pretty good about spending some time at my sewing machine today ;-) I pulled out my, now, 48 orange and black log cabin blocks and got to work sorting them into a lay out.
It took a surprisingly short time to get them into a lay out and labelled so I didn't mess it up. Then, I got to work assembling the top.
A few hours later - voila! I had the top all assembled and I am very happy with it! I am so glad that I decided to go back and add the additional 12 blocks - now it is a more usable size for the bed instead of just a throw.
I also love all the different fabrics that are in this quilt. There is some light black in there from one of the first quilts I ever made! There are oranges from wedding and baby quilts, batiks, plaids, orientals and modern fabrics all in there together and they are playing nicely with each other. I think that is one of the reasons I love "use it up" scrap quilt projects like this one. Not only does the quilt use up scraps that are just too big to throw out - it combines memories from projects that all come together. When I look at this quilt (or any of my scrap projects) I see the fabrics and remember quilts that I have made - many of which have been given away. It is a nice tactical representation of my quilts :-)
The only thing that I am a little unhappy with is - well - still the size! When I lay it on the bed I wish that it was a few inches wider still so that it completely covered the mattress. I don't want to compromise the way the piecing goes out to the edges of the quilt though - I like that - hmmm - maybe a small pieced border to add a couple inches onto the quilt?
What do you think? Add another few inches onto the top? now's the time to do it!