Here are a few quilts that didn’t make the #10 list.
I have been working on bits and pieces from the leftover bin. So far, I have made 22 place mats for Meals On Wheels. They are all ready to go. Also, several doll quilt tops, several community quilt tops, and three waste not, want not quilt tops. There are still more quilts in this bin. After I finish the three tops that are on my sewing table, I should start quilting them. Then, they would be ready to move on and out of my sewing room.
The waste not, want not quilt tops take longer to make than an ordinary pattern. Every block has to be squared up. Filler strips have to be added to allow for another block that is a different size. The quilt top has to lay flat when finished. It’s like putting a puzzle together.
I needed a wall-hanging to be a showcase for the Dorset Buttons. There was a scrap piece of flowered fabric in my stash. I didn’t buy it. I have no idea where it came from, but it had great flowers for fusing. Fusing is not my favorite thing to do. I would rather needle turn applique. This wall hanging will never be washed, so I decided to fuse everything down. It would be quicker. I fused a vase with fabric that also came from somewhere else. Then, I added flowers, stems, and leaves. The Dorset buttons are the finishing touch. The wall hanging is a bit dark. There is not much contrast in it, but I like it. And most of the fabric was free.
This baby quilt was fun to make.
There are still a few quilts to make from the bin. I don’t know how I accumulated all this stuff. This is a great way to clean out the sewing room. Or to make an attempt. I still have a long way to go.
Have a great day and happy quilting.