Between reading up on new appliances, caulking/painting/constantly vacuuming, and multiple trips to the hardware store (Boy, are kitchen remodels extremely disruptive!), I finally escaped for a day of sewing with friends. It felt so good to finally be able to sit for an extended period of time and just put a ton of thread through fabric.
I so enjoyed just chain piecing my little heart out.
A friend of mine just bought a beautiful new home and a few of us met there to sew. Knowing I love scraps, she brought out not one but three tubs of scraps! AND a large trash bag full!!
Needless to say, I was in scrap heaven.
While I desperately wanted to immediately dive right in to those colorful bits of wonderful fabric, I made myself focus on getting all the blocks for my Double Crossed quilt all sewn up.
I now have all 80 blocks made so I hope to share a finished quilt top soon.
When I did finally get to those scraps, I found a few sewn strip sets that were just waiting to be made into something. As most of the work was done, all I had to do was chop them up into 2 1/2" bits and sew them into these cute little nine patches.
I also found a bunch of interesting triangles that were already cut. I simply paired them up just to see what they would look like.
Some I sewed a print to a Kona Ash solid and some I sewed a print to another print.
Once I got home, I got to thinking the scraps looked pretty familiar and sure enough, after look through my pictures, I saw this quilt I had quilted for my friend. I think all of the scraps came from the assembly of this beautiful quilt top.
Here is the little baby quilt I ended up making from all those bits. I floated the 9 patches in some Kona Ash sashing and used the triangles for an interesting border. As you can see, the outside border is a little ruffled. As I didn't trim down any of the pieces, I expected some fit issues. I will quilt them out once I get this on my quilting machine.
Luckily I have a two week reprieve on the kitchen as I await the granite and the tile. I am hoping to get caught back up on my projects. I have so much I want to share!!
Linking up with Stitch by Stitch for Anything Goes Monday, Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River and Fabric Tuesday at Quiltstory.