Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Around the Year quilt blocks

Good morning! It feels like Monday to me. How was your Christmas? Do you still have company or are you still traveling? We have an icy mess here. As I have "old lady bones" I'm not going anywhere today.

 Last night I sat down at the sewing machine and decided to clear out a little area to the side of the machine. I found a baggie full of pieces I had cut from my wedge ruler. Suddenly the idea of just mindless sewing really appealed to me. I put on Downton Abbey and just started sewing. I ended up with 4 partial blocks:
I cut these wedges with scraps from projects I worked on over the year.
The sewing went so quickly that I had finished 4 rounds before I knew it! They are gigantic!
I still have quite a few wedges left. I wasn't careful about matching up anything.
I think I will put them on a solid background of bright fabric.
And instead of doing a solid circle applique in the middle, I think I will do a ring and let the background fabric show through at the center. I decided to call it Around the Year because it has fabrics from last year's projects. So again, I prove that I have ADQD. It's a real thing-lol.

Have a wonderful Wednesday! Hope you find some time to sew! Cheery wave! Bev

7 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I LOVE what you have done with your scraps and that sounds like a great idea for the finish!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Now there is a scrap quilt I can see trying! Thnx for the inspiration!

Dianne Mitzel said...

This is so happy and fun..a great way to start the new year. I love your idea of letting the background show in the middle..love your blog, thanks for the inspiration..

Carol said...

Don't you just love mindless sewing. That's what I do with my many,many strips. Happy New Year

Carol said...

Don't you just love mindless sewing. That is what I do with my many, many strips. Have a Happy New Year.

gilly said...

These are FAB, Bev - love the colours.. very Mary Engelbreit :-)
Keep warm and stay off the ice!
xx

Margaret Doro said...

I love your dresden plates with the jumbo ricrac around the edge. What a cool design!!!