Tuesday, January 29, 2013

January Thaw

Seven years ago, in January, 2006, I posted my first blog post.  That would be impressive if I had continued the process all this time, but of course I have been very erratic in the last year or so.  I'm not sure why that's true, and I won't bore you with my self analysis, so if there's anyone out there still reading, here's what I'm doing.

Charity quilts from orphan blocks:  this one is made from the half blocks trimmed off when I straightened the edges of the Athena's Puzzle quilt I finished about a year and a half ago.  I commented on this procedure here.  I think I like this scrap version about as well as the original, and it feels good to salvage some lovely fabric.

Here we have a collection of random blocks.  The alternate blocks and the corner stones came from another batik quilt, even older than the Athena's puzzle.  Why I had so many left over, I don't know.  It must have been one of those counting failures I'm prone to.  By putting the last four in the border, I used every last one!

This quilt was so much fun to make that I'm not sure whether I will stop to quilt it, or go back to the orphan block box and try for another one before I lose the momentum!