Wow! Where did that week or 10 days go? I know a lot of it went into fretting about the oldest grandson, Drew. He decided several months ago to join the Navy and left on 3/7 for Boot Camp. We spent the week-end before he left at Branson, as a family, sort of a send-off vacation. Last week I felt like I needed to prop up his mother, who was suffering some separation anxiety. It was a busy week overall, but I did get some sewing done.
Last Spring, a friend gave me these scraps from some of her projects to use in charity quilts.
Now, I have scraps, but mine are nothing like her "scraps". I would be inclined to call hers "yardage". Many of them were 10-12 inches square and 2-4 inch wide strips. I cut a portion of it into 5" squares and 2 1/2" squares and made bow tie blocks (you have probably figured out I like that block). Here is the little quilt all laid out.
It's pretty bright with lots of cute prints. It should make some little one happy.
Thanks to Julie, I have enough "scraps" left to make another quilt if I make four or nine patches.
Just as an aside, what is your favorite way to mark your rows before you start sewing them together? Here is mine. I have marked those flower head pins with letters of the alphabet, then I stack the blocks in order, pinned together with the pin for that row. I always stack left to right. It works for me.