I woke yesterday morning from a dream about quilting – well, more precisely about piecing: Churn Dash/Shoo Fly blocks to be precise. No, I’ve never made one and, at this point in time, don’t intend to but you never know with dreams, do you?
Anyway, on Wednesday night I had gone to bed quite late after making several blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge which I will post about tomorrow. So I obviously had piecing on my mind.
I was working on the Rainbow Scrap blocks because I had finished the scrappy top I had been working on up to and after dinner. This top started from “extra” which I pieced when making a backing for a previous quilt. I went a little overboard and soon realised I had the beginnings of another quilt top.
Anyway, enough of the lessons learnt, may I present my latest quilt top: Lost Kitties. You may have to look closely to find the reason for the name but they’re there somewhere! LOL
I love the teal sashing strips – in my opinion they make the quilt look modern and fresh, even though it has some very old-fashioned prints in it. Some of the fabrics were from quilts DD and I have made but most of the pieces were donated to Caring Hearts Community Quilting Group; I acquired the bag of scraps at my very first meeting back in August 2011. I’ve since made two quilts from this bag of scraps and there’s very little left.
The teal fabric was also a donation and I was very pleased to get all the sashing I wanted from the small piece I was given. Otherwise I may have had to go and buy a coordinating fabric.
Now I just have to piece a backing and get the current quilt off the quilting frame so that I can quilt this one!