I’ve talked about the kit I bought at Chisholm Trail Quilt show. I paid $30 and decided I didn’t want to make the included pattern and borrowed a pattern from a bee friend and that got me started.
The kit had a couple yards of solids and a border print that went into stash and 1 5/8 of civil war repro prints. That’s what I cut into as sort of an intro to using those fabrics. I have a nice little collection started and I never pull anything out of it. But these fabrics gave me a reason to dig around in there a bit and start to play.
First, I made the table runner from the borrowed pattern.
I pulled the green and red border fabrics from stash and it finished at 36x18. That’s leftover from something else and there was just a little bit. So little that I had to draw my pieces on the fabric with a chalk pencil to make sure I was going to get as much as I needed.
I had little pieces of fabric left, nothing big enough for stash except the background fabric. If I put it in the scrap bin, it’s lost.
So, I pieced another quilt.
This one is 35x28”. The star centers from this quilt were cut for the previous quilt, but there wasn’t enough for a border, so after the whole center was assembled, I cut just the star centers out and replaced them. Then, I used all that black background scrap as the star centers in this quilt. They worked so much better. Again, borders and sashing were from stash. I used up all that green.
But, I still had little bits of that kit fabric left, so I pieced this one.
This one is 32x19” and is going on my desk at work. I’m thinking I might pin baste it and start the quilting today. It won’t take long. All I’m going to do is ditch work and a little something in the borders.
And, I had this much of that fabric left.
And, I said, can I gat another one?
Okay, it’s only 13x8, but it kinda counts.
And, there’s this much fabric. Dare I try again?
Who knows. I’d like to say no, but we all know how that goes, right?
Today I have bee. I’m taking the neutral string quilt to bind. And, I’m taking snacks. Guess I’d better get cracking. Everybody have a great weekend.