Bonnie Hunter's method of cutting leftover fabric bits into usable pieces appealed to me as soon as I read about it. So I have a box of 2.5" strips and another box of various size squares. I recently scrambled them into sets of 9 and made blocks. A few are traditional 5/4 nine patches. A few have 3 or 4 pieces that match and others are just related bits. After 20 blocks I had some soft pretty blocks and lots of bold strong blocks. These are the bold blocks that I hope will appeal to a young boy sent off into foster care in Tioga County. I made some more soft, pretty blocks and will finish that one soon.
On a cold winter day when I was avoiding the layering process of a queen size quilt, I decided to use up some scraps and make some new items to brighten up my kitchen. One thing led to another and now I have matching table topper, mug rug, wine shades and mat. The mats were all based on a free pattern that was included in the September issue of JoAnn's mail ad.
P.S. The quilt top has been layered and is ready to go!
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