This year I'm caught up with my commitments, my company left last Tuesday, and I was able to finish a little quilt top this week. It's only 18" square so it won't take very long to quilt. It needs to be in the mail by May 1st so I've got a whole month to get it quilted. Wish I could show it to you so you could give me some suggestions. Right now, I'm at a loss. . .
It's pretty cute. These are the fabrics I used;
I have a number of pieces of fabric that would make fabulous borders but time after time the quilt kept calling for the border it got.
These little quilts can be quite demanding, you know!
We got a new railing on our front porch this week. I think it dresses up the house a little, gives it a little curb appeal. I'm very pleased.
The spring flowers are blooming; making everything look beautiful and smell so good.
Gotta love those little violets.
Our poor poor turtles are really "the worse for wear" this spring. We've had them about 7 yrs. and for some reason this last winter was terribly hard on them. This is the biggest of the two "Atlas" and they both have developed a really bad case of leprosy.
The smaller of the two "Mariposa" can be lifted up and put into the trash. But this big hefty guy,
is too heavy to move in spite of missing some parts. Makes me wonder why they did so well for so long and then this year they both decided to fall apart. The only difference I can come up with is that we had an unusually wet winter.
My quilt club met last night and while I didn't take any pictures I still wanted to share some online pictures of the quilts that Lorraine talked about and demonstrated the technique for.
The Scrap Vortex QAL by Crazy Mom Quilts.
She still has all the instructions up on her blog, see link above.
Doesn't it look like fun?
Kathy of Kathy' Quilts made one and has it posted on her blog. She put letters in hers with the message SCRAP VORTEX. One of the ladies at my meeting last night suggested that you could put your grandchild's name in the mix is you were making the quilt for them. Fun idea!
I saved this picture from Lee Ann at Nifty Quilts.
I love this quilt and would like to make one.
Along with all the other thousands of quilts I want to make................
The ideas for scrap quilts are endless aren't they?