Wednesday, 3 February 2021

From Quilty Quarters

 Taaa daaah.... My Christmas Orphan is finished...

I'm giving out a Toot toot toot for my very own self, I love a fanfare for a fabulous and finished project. To think I only started this to use up festive scraps, some ugly fabrics and a few experimental units. Now it's my new favourite!!! Well maybe not my favourite but it's up there, ha!

Another project... Mooching around on T'Interweb, I came across this pattern
A free download from Christa Quilts. I thought it would look good in Festive Uglies and it would use up more of them!!! So I downloaded it, printed! and made an experimental... it is super easy...

But... I'm not going to do it, which means... I already have another orphan block!!! That's because I decided not to use festive uglies again... just yet

I have 'uglies' in many different colourways, with an absolute abundance of turquoise, not my favourite colour by a long shot, which is probably why I have still got so much of it, using my detective skills... that's the verdict.
The original plan, I guess it's my second and not original plan, was to make the design with lots of different ugly turquoise fabrics, but that would only have meant one strip of two and a half inches from each fabric... leaving me with most of the same uglies! 
So I did a bit of speed piecing with only two fabrics, that's lots of 2 1/2"strips sewn together rapidinho, then chopping them up....

and lick-etty-split, I'd made this. Used up a good 2 or more metres of two of my ugly fabrics. I've decided to use it as a back for another quilt... which will use up a plethora of green uglies... sounds awful eh? Watch this space, It seems I am getting to like awful!! ha ha ha

1 comment:

Polly Bostik said...

Love the quilts and that block

I think Vicky and I will be giving that a try

Missing our trips to your lovely shop

love Vicky and Pauline her Mum