I have spent a good deal of time organizing my fabric stash over the last couple of weeks. A favorite fabric store going out of business, and a great deal of shopping to assist them with selling off their stock caused a bit of a fabric traffic jam in my quilt studio. I also unearthed a number of unfinished projects that have made me see that my UFO's are piling up and something should be done about them.
I have nine of these babies and they are large at 22.5 inches square.
That means a fairly good size quilt of 66 inches square. Of course I have not saved any of the fabrics they were made from and lattice will have to be added as joining them is a bit of a problem with seams all pressed the same way. That will increase their size. I still am in a bit of an issue with to use Kona Snow like the white fabric I used in the blocks or come up with something a bit more exciting.
And of course that first set of blocks was not the only set of blocks I found. I'm not so fond of these and I think they will be going to my guild's charity project. They are smaller at 16 inches square and there are 16 of them. Again a good size quilt with lattice as well.
I guess I should get to these and try to get them off my mind and out of the house.
Oh, I just love those first blocks! What if you used a light gray as sashing? It looks like there might be that color in the one block on the first picture, the block on the right. I wonder what pattern that is? I really do love it. ~smile~ Roseanne
Love those first blocks! They look so happy and remind me of Spring! :-)ReplyDelete
you have the best projects going!ReplyDelete
so fun to see what is happening at your house!!
What great blocks -- definitely a UFO worth finishing. Good luck!ReplyDelete
Wow! At 22.5" you'll have a quilt in no time! Do show the finishReplyDelete
Beautiful blocks! I know how those UFOs can multiply! Good luck with your efforts to reduce those numbers. I will be eager to see how you solve your sashing quandary.ReplyDelete
I love all of your blocks! The ones you're planning to donate look like the sort of thing that would really come alive with special quilting.ReplyDelete
A great find--such finds make cleaning a studio area worth the effort. I like the look of floating designs when the background color is used for sashing--and with the colors you have used it the block, don't think it will be boring. The block looks familiar--I'll have to look it up. I'm guessing Goose in the Pond. Claire aka knitnkwiltReplyDelete
Gorgeous Blocks. May be I should tidy up my stash sometime :-)ReplyDelete
It is a lovely idea to give the blocks to charity. Someone will truly love them and you can cross one off the list.ReplyDelete
The large blocks you found should be a quick and easy finish. I would go for that one right away once you have settled on sashing fabric.
I always love seeing your blocks and the fabrics you choose! Love those top blocks, and even the bottom ones too. Love the idea of giving them to your guild for a charity top!ReplyDelete
Neat blocks and I think the white sashing will look perfect! It is always fun to find forgotten treasures.ReplyDelete