I’m catching up on my pea project quilts today. I tend to make a lot of blue quilts (everyone likes blue!), so I have a lot of blue scraps. For one of the little quilts, I just joined a bunch of left-over strips. The other two look complicated, but I already had the triangle units pieced, so it only took a few minutes to join them and add the filler strips. I tend to make what’s called scrap quilts (although they’re made with new material, but mimic the ones made out of remnants, because there’s a wide variety of prints), and I’ll usually make extra blocks, to give me options when I’m laying them out, in case some color combinations don’t work as well in the mix as they do as individual blocks.
I’ve been busy with these little quilts. They’re about the only projects I can finish in an hour or two, unlike my manuscripts and full-sized quilts. It gives me a sense of accomplishment that’s harder to find with big, months-to-years-long projects.
This one was particularly quick. It’s sort of in the “modern” style, with simple piecing. I just stitched together some strips (and one pair of triangles) left over from other projects.
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Quilt designs are sort of like manuscript ideas. By the time I finish a project, I have ideas for a dozen more with elements from the original one.
Two quilts to catch up a little, because I’ve skipped a few weeks while posting other stuff.
The first is more left-over “Broken Dishes” blocks and another border fabric that I wonder what I was thinking when I purchased it. Pretty color, but I seldom have a use for stripes in my designs.
And here’s another bunch of “Broken Dishes” blocks (and no border, so this is smaller than the 20″ or so of the previous quiltlets). This one, I think, is more representative of how much design fun you can have with this block.