Well, it has been a week! I have had time for some fun scrappy sewing, some of which I'll share today and the rest on Friday. It's been very freeing to just "let 'er rip", so to speak, and create.
A lot of this started when I began cleaning up my sewing studio. This was the view on one end of my work table...
...and that meant it was time to cut up some scraps!
As I was cutting scraps and putting the newly cut pieces away, I found that I had a LOT of 10" squares. Now, I know I started a quilt using jelly roll strips for the bunk bed in the guest room, but I was having some serious quilter's block trying to finalize the design. When I saw those squares, I realized I could easily make a scrappy giant D9P quilt that would work great for that bed - and no quilter's block! So I made plans to work on that Sunday. Then my friend texted me with a picture of a quilt she had just finished piecing...
FYI, the three columns on the right are the pieces for this quilt. The two stacks on the left are the ones I DIDN'T use! Told you I had a bunch!
Sunday afternoon, I took the low volume 10" squares and cut them into quarters, so I had 48 five inch squares. I marked the diagonal on each 5" square with my Hera marker, then sewed one onto one corner of each of the print 10" squares. I also sewed a second line of stitching about 3/8" away from the first (towards the outside of the corner) and cut between the two lines of stitching. That gave me 48 bonus half square triangles to play with later!
A couple of hours of sewing and this was the result! Super quick and easy, the best kind of quilt for a little instant gratification! And look how nice it looks with the quilt on the other bed...
It still needs to be quilted, but that may have to wait for a week or so. I've got some other irons in the fire, and I also need to quilt some for the quilt ministry! But it's nice to have it at this point and know it could be finished in a couple of hours.
Do you ever get side-tracked while dealing with your scraps and realize that you must use them right. that. minute? I've had that happen to me twice in the past week, and it's quite a ride! Be sure to check in Friday and see my other "drop everything" quilt!