Here are a couple more little projects I have on the back burner right now. I spent about an hour with my fabric calculator, scribbling on paper and pulling fabrics from my stash to be able to use these orphan blocks.
These were sewn by a lady that has passed away. When her teenage grandchildren cleaned out her house, they found a lots of fabric yardage and lots of blocks. I don't know these kids, but I am good friends with their aunt.
So......Auntie calls me to see if I would like to look through about 4 tubs of fabric, since she knew I make Quilts of Valor. It seems that no one else in the family was remotely interested in even looking at any of the fabric. Are you kidding? I never turn down fabric! So, she and I sorted out everything but the cottons. There was also a bag full of blocks that I brought home because they were just going to get tossed.
There were 3 sets of double wedding ring blocks cut in different sizes all from 30's fabric--along with about 300 matching pieces cut for more. I pressed, sorted and auctioned them off 2 years ago and used the money to buy batting for my quilts of valor. I got enough to pay for batting for 12 (60x80) QOVquilts!
|Fabric auctioned off for QOV batting $$|
...getting back to my story....
I have learned from my friend that the last 2 of these grandchildren are getting married this summer.
I am making them each a quilt with their grandmother's blocks.
For the girl i am using the blocks in the first photo:
These will be the front of the quilt...
I pulled a piece of blue from my stash I think I will go with for the sashing and plan to then pick up the yellow in the outer border.
These will go on the back. I have several yards of the grandmother's fabric in a dark pink. I will piece these into the pink for the backing.....with a multicolored little stripe for the binding.
Yeah, I can see it all now!
Here are the other blocks. This will be for the boy.
There are only 6 of these appliqued blocks, so I pulled some complimentary fabrics from my shelf and have my plan on paper.
This will be a 2 sided quilt-here is what will be on the back.
Gah, I know what you at thinking...how is that going to look? Give me some time and I will let you know.
Snowing here today in NW Ohio. We had Happy Hour on the deck last night at 57 degrees and today, schools are closed, blizzard and 3-4 inches of new snow!