It’s been another whirl-wind week, hasn’t it? I escaped for the guild’s Christmas party-a cookie party at that-on Monday. So nice to just hang out for an hour or so. But then the gotta-get-busy-guilt hit & away I rushed.
But with the rushing comes some finishes & time for pondering the next finishes on my horizon.
I was able to finish up the other half of my Orca Bay string blocks yesterday; that feels good. It’s amazing how much scraps you can burn through with those oh so fun (and oh so forgiving) strings!
I am wrapping up my scrap busting fall with 3 quilts from my stack-o-pinwheels.
Here’s the first one in flimsy form:
I am going to send this to the long-armer as soon as my Warm & White batting comes in. That gives me time to decide on/piece a scrappy backing & get the binding made too. The pinwheels are all scraps, but the setting is off the bolt. That’s always the way…to use the scraps you have to dig into new fabric. But it feels good to empty that bin of 3.5” half square triangles.
My other 2 pinwheel quilts will be more themed. I let this one take the “leftovers” from the other 2 quilts, but I really like it. Reminds me of antique scrappy quilts. There are pigs, horses, flags, flowers, bees, race cars, and even some Sugar Pop in there.
Next up for me is to plan the first quarter of class calendars. Thinking cap time…