Sunday, May 9, 2021

Some Days Are Just Like Christmas

     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 yellow binding is 16 by 32 inches and will be used on my maple sewing machine cabinet.

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.

I added a few rows of blocks to one of the tops to make it lap size.

I also finished the last of the doll quilts and the matching pillow.  The four doll quilts and pillows will be placed in the mail this week.

This week, I hope to make the Double Nine block which is the second block of  the Pieces of the Sante Fe Trail Sew Along at Melva Loves Scraps.  I also plan to work on finishing one of my quilts for the Hands 2 Help Challenge at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

I'm linking up to "Whoop, Whoop," with some of my favorite quilters at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

Have a pieceful week.