Thursday, October 13, 2016

first peek

on the yahoo group 'stashbusters' about 5 or so years ago, put out a call for orange scraps for a (what else) orange scrappy quilt.  many squishies arrived in my mailbox and got tucked away in a basket...then life intervened...but they waited patiently for this time when they finally got to play.  this is the first peek at what i think will be a deliciously citrusy scrappy..hmm a title maybe?


these are 12.5" blocks and the pattern is from the book "modern neutrals", even though orange isn't much of a neutral--but the gray definitely is!   it was difficult to choose a pattern and this one wasn't the originally planned, but am happy with the result.   there are 36 blocks total, and when done, there will be 8 or so of the gray funky circles--sorta of a kansas dugout block with points---probably quilted with orange thread?   had hoped to have 4 blocks done for the peek so the gray pattern would be complete, but fall is very busy in maryland, a nice change from summer hibernation.   ***  printed out another batch of 365 blocks yesterday, along with 2 more farmer's wife.  and i completely forgot about 'westering women' for september that needs to be done as well.   once again bask in the delight that quilting has brought into my life. approaching my 60th year of sewing--is that possible?--with no sign of boredom or disinterest whatsoever.  thank you, my quilty peeps, for your comments, compliments and feedback and camaraderie for all this time.  i could not have become the quilter i am without the support of this community.....

5 comments:

  1. And what a quilter you are! So glad to know you on this quilting journey we have all taken. Enjoy the day.

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  2. You are a delightful quilter, Grace. I count myself privileged to have actually met you.
    This is a really interesting pattern and I am curious to see how it plays out.

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  3. Looking forward to seeing this one develop......

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  4. Looking forward to seeing more of the deliciously citrusy scrappy! Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

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  5. It's always such fun to follow along on your quilty adventures! Thank you for sharing your life with us, and it's a privilege to know you!

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