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Two More Quilts

Clearing out the Shelf of Shame is great! I look like such a speedy quilter. Probably because at least half the work was done years ago. But, these are finishes number 5 and 6 since May!

First up, a little bit scrappy delightfulness.

I don't know when I started this. Last spring? Maybe? Anyway, it's been my leaders and enders project for a long time now. Everytime I was starting or ending a big bunch of chain piecing, I'd grab a couple of 2.5" scrap squares and sew them together. I only stopped when I started running out of red, yellow and orange squares. It ended up being 64" square. I have decided that's the perfect size to become our designated picnic quilt.  

The kids talked me into the bright orange binding. I was iffy but now I kind of love it.

It's a good size for lounging in the shade.

Or for this kid to snuggle up in. She doesn't care that it's July and 90 degrees outside. If she sees a quilt she must wrap up in it.

After tackling that massive bit of straightforward patchwork and taking into account all the other pieces of straightforward patchwork awaiting me on the shelf of shame, I allowed myself a little deviation. I needed something a little challenging.  I decided to try out my first ever Swoon block.

I love it! A big huge 24" block, a couple of borders and next thing you know- I had a baby quilt. Well, you know, after I cut out half the pieces wrong and had to recut them out using every last little bit of the fabrics I had chosen.

My only regret is that dark grey. I worry that it's just too dark for a baby quilt. But, I was determined to make this completely from stash. So, dark grey it was.

The backing is a large bit of precious vintage sheet. No specific recipient in mind for this. If no one I know announces they're pregnant soon, this one will probably go into the stack to donate to Arkansas Children's Hospital.


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