I wanted to use up some of the boxes and boxes of scraps I have around here. So I thought I would do this quilt I have wanted to do for a long time. But the funny thing was I used less than a yard of scraps and 6 yards of white! Geez. I need to do a negative of this quilt now, with the background as scraps and the circles as white. That would use significant amounts of scrappies! I think I will do that next week.
|Used this week||-8.5||Used this month||-15.5||used this year||-153.75|
|bought this week||30||bought this month||30||bought this year||215.75|
|plus or minus||21.5||plus or minus||14.5||plus or minus||62|
The quilt you see under it is a New Year's Day Mystery Quilt from Planet Patchwork. She gives a clue each hour all day long so you can quilt while the men are watching boring football. I do one every year.
The yellow one at the bottom is a Judy Laquidara pattern called Connect the Dots. I call it African Women Give Rocks. It is fairly large and McGee ate a hole in it that I still have to fix.
I had to stand on a ladder to get the photos.
I wanted to see if I could get away with just doing six. But it looks a lot better with 9 of the circles. Six is just too narrow, I would have to add a center row and some side rows. Which wouldn't be bad, just not what is in my head.
Although now that I am talking about it, I can see it in my head.........
Anyway, here are the two photos. It is about 85 inches long (and wide with 9 circles).
And no, it will not go on this bed. I need something rich and dark and red and black and gold.
Frank seems to like it. He keeps talking about the quilting and how it will show up. Like he is an authority on things. Just sayin'.......