While searching in my fabric closet for potential backing fabrics, I found a plastic box hidden amongst the piles. When I opened it, I was pleasantly surprised. Inside, I found blocks in various stages of completion. The blocks were made up of 1.5 x 2.5 strips. Inspired by the 2021 Table Scraps Challenge at The Joyful Quilter, I decided to use the scraps to make table runners.
The runner with the pink binding is 20 by 36 and will be placed on the wooden desk where I am currently using my Viking Sapphire machine.
The backing used for both runners is Michael Millers, Geisha's Puzzle. I have no idea when or why I bought it. It is very bright and busy, but it will work well sitting beneath my sewing machines. I still have some blocks left. They may be made into placemats.
As if one box of blocks was not enough of a surprise, on a second diving mission, I found more. There were two partially finished tops and a pink Ghiardelli candy box filled with partially and completely finished blocks to match the quilt tops.