I’m enjoying this.
It’s a great opportunity to free up some space whilst simultaneously creating something useful and pretty from orphan blocks I haven’t been able to use elsewhere.
Once again, the Days for Girls raffle is approaching. It’s not imminent or anything, so I have time, but it does give me a deadline for turning out a bunch of raffle prizes.
The main one, the Hopscotch quilt, is done and handed in. I handed over a bundle of heat pads a couple of weeks ago.
Now, there’s a new batch ready. They’re finishing at about 10 inches square.
The cushion at the end is coming out at about 16 inches square. The front is a lovely block from the F2F series from which I made my Bougainville Nights quilt. There was too much yellow in this block to work well with the pink/orange/dark navy colour scheme, but it was so pretty I’ve been saving it for a good cause.
The reverse of the cushion is scrappy, but again, it features birds and it’s double-sided with a pillowcase opening, so you can choose which side you prefer to display.
It’s enjoyable because it’s quick. And easy. And each one I make clears a little more space. Mind you, my To Do list remains impressive (Finish the Tyger quilt; hand quilt the Anemone quilt, make an Ovarian Cancer raffle quilt for mid-August; make the quilt I recently laid out from the last F2F blocks; make loads more Parterre blocks…. well, you get the idea).
Still on the DfG raffle pile is a stack of 6 place mats from leftover Twilight quilt blocks, a couple more book bags and if time allows, a rather posh tote from a pattern i bought about 2 years ago and still haven’t tried out.
Tomorrow is free for sewing, but the rest of the week is going to be a question of snatching time where I can.
I’ll keep on keeping on.