If you are like me, you have lots of fat corner sized pieces of fabric that you are saving for SOME reason. Well, I have your reason! I found a wonderful book at my local library called “Making Scrap Quilts To Use It Up!” by Lynne Edwards. So far I have found two patterns that I am attempting.
The first one is the Squares and Triangles Quilt and it looks so much more complicated than it is. I spent one evening cutting out the shapes (2.5″ and 4.5″ squares) and the next day watching Medium on Netflix and sewing it all together. Now all I have to do is add the border and quilt the backing on (probably my least favorite part). But it did turn out cute and used up a lot of fabric that I couldn’t part with otherwise.
The next quilt I am attempting is the Flowery Applique Quilt, which is a simple nine-block paired with patches of flower appliques. I spent yesterday cutting out flowers (again from my scraps) and will spend tonight sewing them to a 6.5″ white square. I’ll probably end up using the same fabric for the nine-block that I used in the flowers to tie them all together.
I am doing all this quilting lately to get ready for my adopted hometown’s Garden Tour coming up in June. New Windsor’s Heritage Committee is sponsoring a tour of local gardens and homes, and although my home is not on the tour, I have been asked to display some of my handiwork. If you are in the area June 12th, come check us out!