Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday is for Scraps

I got a free afternoon today when the DH took the DS shopping and I stayed home.

So I cut up a stack of floral scraps to make a lap quilt. The one I made for my Mom in December turned out so well, I decided I would make one for another Mom, this one temporarily living in an assisted living center.

The pattern is "Flower Patch," the August feature quilt in the 2011 "Quilts" calendar from Current.  The designers of the quilts in the calendar are Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson -- that's right, "Me and My Sister Designs!" 

Here are my scraps all cut and ready to sew together, alongside the calendar page:

I'm making my quilt 5 blocks X 7 blocks (maybe only 6, I don't want it to be too long).

Here is one sample block:

And here is another:

Yep, I'm using more of that pale blue Kona cotton (and wow, my design wall is really covered with threads, isn't it?).

The first of these is 10 1/2" raw edge to raw edge.  The pattern directions result in an 8 1/2" block, so I tried that size, too.

I think the smaller size will work better, mostly because there will be a greater variety of flower prints.  What do you think?

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