I’ve been working on some more subdued quilts lately, and craved some COLOUR! The York Heritage Quilters Guild is having its UFO challenge, and I am using all the extra blocks I had cut out for the Border Creek Station challenge run two years ago at Quilts at the Creek. Here is the quilt I made then…
Here are the blocks paired up and ready to make HSTs.. I thought I had a lot more blocks than I was able to find, so I will have to do more digging in my stash to make it the size I want! Most of the fabrics are from Kaffe Fassett- I can never get enough of his luscious colours.
and some of the blocks I have pieced together:
Needs to be done for our May meeting, so add it to the list of things to work on NOW!
I made hundreds of triangles from my orange scrap basket while a snow bird last winter. (I have no idea where the yellow ones are now!!)
Well, I used a fair number of them up making this quilt. I made it as part of the Quilts at the Creek 2017 challenge: a red and white quilt to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Funny how you barely notice the orange!
I love the way I worked the corners, but I can tell you there were many times I had to remove blocks to get it right. I used the Marti Michell templates C19 & C 20 for the tricky(54-40 or fight blocks), and especially love how the red “circles” really pop. Of course I still need to think about what I want on the back, and what kind of quilting it needs, but right now I just want to stare at it- SO pleased with it!
At that workshop (hosted by Hyggelit) Cheryl dumped a range of fabrics on our tables, and we spent the day playing: stitching, slicing and dicing, and evaluating our work. At the end of the day there was a draw for the pieces we had created.. and I won! So excited, but do I REALLY need more scraps??
There are so many blogs, books and classes out there these days about using up your scraps, and I now need to start clearing some of mine out. So I pulled out the box marked Cheryl Arkinson Workshop, and found lots of fun pieces. A few hours later, this is what I have made. It is ~24″ square, and will be the centre block of a quilt back for another project.
This was so fun that I may continue posting orphan blocks and working them up into larger blocks- and maybe one day, quilts!