Last one for a bit

And the final pair of table mats.

Both are orphan blocks from the Twilight quilt, one from the central panel and one from the border. Both just didn’t work because they were too bright for their context, but luckily they’re about to have a new career as table mats!  They’re backed with more of the purply-teal you saw on the last pair, and both are bound with scraps, which is why both sets of bindings are half-and-half in different fabrics.

Tomorrow I’m delivering the whole stack of recent work to Days for Girls, and letting them know I’m taking a bit of a break because I now have to concentrate on finishing Tyger and making a start on blocks for the latest Ovarian Cancer quilt, Can You Teal the Love. There’ll be some bags in the not too distant future, but other work has to take priority for now.

I’ve enjoyed making quite a big dent in some of my scraps, but it’s time for even bigger things!

A few more scraps

This is almost the last of my orphan blocks.

I thought a set of three table mats might be nice… It uses up blocks, bits and pieces of fabric and odd lengths of 2½ inch fabric strips, and you finish with something pretty and useful. More Days for Girls prizes.

Two more mats to go, and then I must finish assembling the top of the Tyger quilt. It’s been a bit stalled while I tried to put some prize material together, but it’s past time to get that bit done, sandwich and then quilt the thing.

I’m going to need the space on my design wall.

Not too strenuous…

I am under orders.

No bending or heavy lifting (over 5kg/10 pounds), no exercise over a gentle stroll, no hot drinks, no nose blowing.

Well, that’s the housework neatly disposed of. What am I supposed to do with my time while I wait for my newly re-cauterised nose to heal?

(And let me just say while I’m at it that both the procedure and the recovery hurt. A punch in the face is perhaps a tad nastier, but not much, and I have a slight black eye and swollen bit beside my nose. He cauterised three more spots and said if it broke open again, surgery will be the only option. So I’d better not let it break open. Quite apart from all the laundry my nosebleeds generate, I just don’t want yet another surgery).

Well, obviously, making scrappy stuff for the Days for Girls raffle. It’s gentle, no heavy lifting involved, and while I mourn the lack of cups of coffee while I work, I’ll struggle through somehow…

So, for my latest offering, I bring you:

A set of 6 placemats, made from remnants and leftovers from the Twilight quilt.

A heat pad, made from leftovers from a top I made myself and a scrap from the Hatbox Quilt

There are 5 more mats/heat pads in the pipeline, and then I shall probably take a small break before launching into bag production.

I’m getting a bit bored. But bored is better than bleeding.