Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things.
Perhaps that quote applies to quilters, too. Ideas wax and wane. Abilities increase but also decrease with the passing years.
After all those quilts, there are still some squares and blocks remaining. How is it that the more we use our scraps, the more appear? It's very hard to use them all up... especially when they seem to regenerate nightly.
This little quilt combines most of the leftovers. I liked the look of the larger postage stamp quilt so I tried it again here. Not many blues or greens left; this top reflects desert colors - red rocks, golden dirt, and sage brush. The few bits of blue could be the midday sky or the bright oranges could be a sunset.
The back is a yard of cactus print lengthened with some leftover greens. The fabrics blend well with the front. Perhaps the greens should have been added in the middle of the cactus rather than at the bottom. I can never make up my mind about positioning the little bits needed to lengthen a back.
Here's a look at the front and back together.
All my leftover green binding scraps made the binding for this quilt.
Size: 40" x 40"
Design: Scrappy Trip Around the World
Batting: Hobbs cotton
Thread: Superior 50/3 green cotton thread
Quilting: walking foot grid
Approximate yardage: 6 yds
When I took it to my DIL, she knew immediately who could use this gift. A friend of hers loves cactus. Perfect.
Since I enjoyed the first two books in her Joanna Brady series, I decided to try Until Proven Guilty which began her J.P. Beaumont series. I didn't care for it much as it reminded me of those 1950's macho detective stories. Perhaps it will grow on me but I much prefer the Brady books.
Enjoy the day, Ann