Quilting makes me happy!

I was unable to keep up with the other quilters at the mini-retreat (we went home to our own homes at night).  Lots of people stayed until 10:00 pm or more each night.  Me…I left about dinnertime, and in lots of pain with that.  So I am not close to having the quilt top done because I ran out of the fabric in the center of each square.  I love this pattern, but it does involve scraps…lots of scraps…enough that I am going through the scraps to see if I have little pieces that will fit #5 in the pattern from the square I used to sew it on in the first place. 

Wow that looks weird!  This is how the back looks:



But then you trim it off.


The trimmed back looks good, but the front is even better:



Put 4 blocks together with the red in the middle with 1-1/4 inch strips between each 1/4 block and you get these:

Love them, that is why I am obsessively keeping every little piece because of the possibilities running around in my head:


Or I will save them for Ally and friends to make wonderful art such as this:


Okay back to sorting fabric while running out to change the hoses watering my garden.

About Allysgrandma
Passionate homemaker after 40 years of working and raising daughters! Finally time for my first love (other than DH who I met when I was 12)....sewing and quilting.

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