|Mountain Trail progress--will be 36" x 48" when done|
As long as fellow quilters keep bringing me bags of scraps for dog pillows, and as long as I keep saying "Thanks!" -- I'll never be quite caught up. With one eye on mindless TV and the other on my newly-changed rotary cutter blade, I've made steady progress.
|paper plates stacked with Mt. Trail parts|
I'm working with 2" strips culled from scraps (cut into lengths of 2", 3-1/2", 5", 6-1/2", and 8"). As long as I have my paper plates sitting around my cutting area, I'm easily reminded of the length of strips I need.
|I see some potential placemats in these scraps.|
My blocks are finishing at 9". When I started the quilt-along last year, I didn't have a finished size in mind, but now I do. A 4 x 5 layout will be just the size I want for a lap quilt for a nursing home. I keep getting side-tracked, pressing and trimming just a few more scraps. If I'd just concentrate on the sewing, I'd have a couple tops done by now.
Our guild continues to make placemats to pass on to Meals on Wheels personnel for distribution. I've made quite a few so far, but I have more in my "finish these soon" stack. They're such an easy and satisfying way to use small pieces of batting, backing, and orphan blocks.
I hope your weekend is filled with stitches and smiles.