I'm really making an effort to finish some in-progress quilts this year. I pulled out these blocks thinking I was good to go with laying out, arranging, and putting them together.
These are 4" square, the cut-out centers from behind a different applique quilt.
Each square is sewn with three others squares into a block like the ones below. These blocks will finish at 7¾". It's an odd size, I know, but it's the largest block I could get from the cutouts.
Of course there weren't enough of the cut-out centers for a quilt of any size, so I pulled together a basket of smallish neutral scraps and sewed and sewed and sewed. I thought I had a good stack. Without counting, I laid all the blocks out on the floor. Too few, too small. So I sewed more scraps into 4" squares.
And then the blocks looked like this. My husband commented that he really likes it because it looks so calm and soothing. I was just a little surprised that it looks so bland. It looked a little stronger when I had a few blocks on the wall.
Anyway, I have more blocks to stitch together but I don't have many more neutral scraps to sew into 4" squares. So the decision becomes whether to use all the blocks I have and can make from the rest of the 4" squares and let it be a small quilt or wait till I accumulate more neutral scraps and make more squares.
This is truly a decide-as-you-go kind of quilt. Will it get sashing? Will it get one or more borders? Or maybe some applique? Perhaps some would call
it improv piecing? I don't know what this quilt will look like when it's finished but I'm trusting some good ideas will come my way.
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