Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Grow Bag

You've likely seen blocks from the Back to Nature QAL. This little sprout block was designed by Jo from The Crafty Nomad . There are 9 blocks in total, all FPP, and all available for free. Instead of making a 9 block mini quilt, I decided to just make my favorite blocks and then use each one in a project.

Doesn't it make a sweet bag? I plan to gift this to my sister who works in a garden center and teaches about plants in a senior center. The bag pattern is (my favorite) is the open wide pouch by Noodlehead. I had a fun playful green print large scrap for the inside. The bag bottom and reverse side of bag are in navy - her favorite color.

Have a wonderful day! Patty

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Rediscovered Blocks!

Way back in January 2023, I put the finishing touches on the final blocks in the Modern HST BOM. I made the blocks smaller then the pattern called for and created some FPP patterns for the smaller half-square triangle (HST) and half-square rectangle (HRT) blocks.

Then I put those blocks aside for over a year. A few days ago, in searching for something else, I found them! (Isn't it always that way?) Honestly I had completely forgotten about the project and now I wonder how many completely forgotten projects I have buried away.

These blocks were always destined to be a incubator quilt. My LQS collects 36" square quilts for donation to a local hospital. These quilts are draped over the incubators for those babies in the Nicu and then go with them when they are ready to go home.

Instead of making more blocks to get the quilt top to the right size, empty squares plus a border were added. I am pleased with how it has turned out. 

I've got enough of the print fabric for the binding so next step is to figure out a backing and then do some FMQ. 

Have a wonderful day! Patty

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Seattle BOM May June blocks

Spent time this weekend getting caught up on my blocks for the Seattle MQG's free BOM. (And, no this isn't my guild but they have graciously made it free to anyone!). This is perfect for using some coordinated large scraps.

The May and June blocks were the strips and the drunkards path at the bottom of the photo. I may have reversed the colors in the stripe blocks but I will make it work in the final quilt! The pattern calls for using 5 colors but I'm going scrappier.

My guild collects quilts in support of kids in the foster care system. This quilt and my HST charm square quilt are two of the quilts I'm working on to donate.

Have a wonderful day! Patty