Time keeps marching along, and it's now September! Where has this year gone? I feel I haven't accomplished all I've wanted to this year, but when I look back, I've done a lot. I'll continue working towards my goals, with one of those being to make something from all the quilt books I own. With that, I'm introducing the September Book of the Month, Sizzling Quilts from a Simple Block by Anita Hallock.
It was a tough choice this month, but eventually I'll get to the other books than were second choices. I'm hoping to use up some of the older stash this month--it's bogging me down.
As are the scraps. How is it that they just keep growing? I think I've used some up, but the pile doesn't get any smaller! Ugh! But at least I got the scrap quilt top done.
I tried setting them on yellow, which could have worked, but it was just okay. Then I found this dark blue fabric with the same blue blocks on it as mine,
and thought, perfect, time to use it up! And that I did. This is all I have left.
More scraps. Such is the life of a quilter!
To make this top a bit bigger, I added a frame around each scrappy block.
If I were to have planned this out better, I would have used a darker blue in the center of each scrappy block, instead of white. But it's done now. And the top measures in at 45 1/2" x 45 1/2", a good baby quilt size.
Now to get it on the frame today for a freehand all over design. Quilting pictures to follow!