The weather here in the deep south has calmed a bit: slightly cooler temps and a touch of rain. With the week ahead of us, let's update our work in progress.
Here's a new quilt on the table. Fall colors mess together in an eighteen inch Dresden design to create a wreath-style wall quilt. All fabrics are re-purposed pieces or remnants from projects gone by-- best things to use!
Cross-hatch quilting fills the space around the quilting-edged Dresden. Today my goal is to quilt a falling leaf motif along the outer boarder. Maybe have the binding complete this weekend- I can be optimistic, right? Let me dream.
On the piecing table is a new, fun little ditty- a crumb quilt. If you never heard of a crumb quilt..you're right there with me..sounds intriguing, right? A post over at Jo's Country Junction piqued my curiosity so I just had to join her invite to 'quilt along'.
A crumb quilt is basically using all your leftover crumbs and snippets from previous projects to create a quilt. Miniature variations of traditional block patterns are paired together in nontraditional ways lending to amazing creativity and variety. So...
Gathering my scrap tub...I keep a plastic tub under my sewing table right next to the trash can- project scraps drop right in as I snip and stitch....sorry about the bunny trail there. Okay, gathering my scrap tub, sewing machine, lap top and just jumping in head first...I landed with a thud. My first several attempts were just disastrous.
My teens refused to let me surrender the urge to throw things and quit, so, after many...and I mean many..attempts, these two blocks came to be. Using a variation of the Flying Geese pattern mixed with a little Crazy Quilt style and voila! the first two blocks of my crumb quilt.
Also on the table: some additional Dresden pieces waiting to become a beautiful fall wall quilt similar to the first one listed today. As you can see, there is a lot of sewing to do here today!