Tuesday, August 9, 2011


School starts tomorrow for my youngest so been busy with back-to-school shopping and preparation.  Managing to find about fifteen minutes to sew and wanting a quick project,  I looked into my basket of orphan blocks.

Leftover strips from Solids Quilt #3 (see WIPs on sidebar)

I found a whole stack of solid pairs for a project that I wasn't feeling anymore and chopped up this wide strip.  By sewing the resulting thinner, shorter strips to gray sashing, a mini quilt is created ;-)

This future Priority: Alzheimer's quilt is ready to be quilted.  I'm not so intimidated about quilting this mini size...now if I could only feel that confident about getting my son's quilt done!

Another benefit of these kinds of projects...there are always more leftovers ;-)

Have an amazing day!!!


  1. I love this. such bright colors against the grey.

  2. Looks great!!! I guess I need to pull out some of my left overs and try some of your creativity ;-)

  3. Love it Rene'. Sounds like me in the avoiding mode! ;0). The mini looks great, and gives me an idea. Nice rotary cutter! (I notice because mine is wearing out.)

  4. This is a great idea to squeeze in a few minutes of sewing time. Wonder if I have an orphan blocks left. Love what you came up with by combining those solids into a coin pattern with grey to set them off!

  5. I'm trying to build my confidence with some smaller pieces, too. I love what you did here with these colors and with the design.