Got an Orphan Box?
Oh, sure! EVERYONE should have an Orphan Box! Loads of fun stuff can come out of here….
Leftover blocks and parts and units and UFOs and even gifted blocks that haven’t found their way into a project are stored in here.
And right on top there is just what I am looking for.
I’m pulling anything and everything blue that will help me put a backing together for the quilt with the blue piano key border I was working on a few weeks ago.
I get EXTRA bonus points if I can clear some of this up as well as use some DEEP STASH in this back.
I love the challenge. I love the fun. I love the slow down and take some time on getting a back together.
I mean, what’s the rush? It’s not like I’m in a hurry to get this quilt done because another blizzard is on the way and there aren’t enough OTHER quilts in this house to keep us warm if we really needed them.
This quilt is part of a series I’ll be taping in Denver in August, and I think a fun scrappy deep stash back will be fun to show as well!
Notice those Jamestown Landing parts??
Those were my demo pieces from taping my episode of The Quilt Show over a year ago. I think they'll be great in here.
I also see my test block for Old Kentucky Album, a block I did for one of my first ever Addicted to Scraps columns with Quiltmaker Magazine. I also spy a churn dash, some 9 patch strip sections, and some neutral string sashings…
These big blocks? REJECTS!
When I made Swing Your Partner for Scraps & Shirttails I must have been sewing late in the night….three blocks had four patches turned the wrong way and I didn’t even know it until it was time to put the quilt together. They are 15” and have been waiting for a place to land.
Sadie says “Lookin’ Good, Mom!!”
I’m liking it!
So far it’s just columns…and I need it a bit wider, so I’ll keep going on it.
I know that in the time I have spent piecing on this today I could have taken a one piece of fabric yardage backing, loaded it in the machine, and had this quilt quilted by now.
But so what?
Sometimes the slow road is the better road!
View off my back deck!
I took this photo this morning in the misty rain. In the week I was gone the trees have grown leaves! The spring green is so beautiful – peaceful ---serene. I love how everything drapes over the gazebo roof where my hot tub is.
It’s not as exciting as a full batch of photos from a workshop on the road, but it is awfully nice to be home and show you just what I’ve been working on today.