Scrapbuster Sunday

I am having sew much fun with scraps. And, I won’t ever run out!  When I cut the pieces for blocks for a charity quilt to be sewn at the retreat (finished blocks to be shown on a later date) I just could  not put the leftover fabric away. What to do.  Such pretty colors but not enough for a quilt. Solids! I added some vibrant solids and did a stick pinwheel block.

stick pinwheel block and fabric (Large)

There are four components to the full block. I had those done before the retreat and while there I pieced all four parts.  I laid them all out and YIKES!  I pieced half – yes half – of the blocks incorrectly. The other quilters encouraged me to immediately take them apart and some even helped. I was now on a mission. I re-pieced all 12 blocks, got my layout done, and pieced the rows before going to bed. Granted it was 1 AM, but I did it! First thing in the morning I joined the rows and voila! Done. The quilt really needed another row but not a bit of the print fabric left. At home I pulled 6 of the solids and added the triple borders around to mimic the solid piecing in the blocks.

stick pinwheel on line (Large)


stick pinwheel on grass (Large)

Such a pretty spring morning – I couldn’t resist placing the quilt on the oh so green grass even though it was wet.  It’s just dew – no harm.

This is a UFO in my guild challenge but won’t count until it’s quilted and bound. Another day. Another post.

3 responses »

  1. Love it and beautiful photo too!

  2. Springtime in a quilt. My mother would of loved those colors. Thanks for sharing.


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