This is a great week because there's a blog hop going on. Just what I needed! Thanks to Carol from Just let me quilt for organising the hop and providing a very welcome change to a life of working from home in these troubled times.
I love squares and they are so useful in quilting patterns. When I've finished a new project I cut the scraps into varying sized squares depending on the size of the scraps. The ones I find most useful are the 2 and half inch squares and the 5 inch squares. I have a whole heap of these squares and the pile below is just a few of them.
Since I am now working from home and teaching remotely I decided to keep my project very simple. Changing to remote teaching has bought a lot of extra work as the courses were never planned to be taught by distance learning. As a result I've been slotting sewing around the work and knew I wouldn't be able to make anything large. On my list of things to make this year I had new quilts for Picasso and Scamp. Their current quilts get a lot of use and need to be washed regularly so it will be useful to have a spare quilt for each of them. Here's both of them enjoying the sun on the back of the settee.
I had all the fabric I needed in my stash to make Picasso's quilt and I decided to do a mini Irish chain. The quilt finishes at 22 inches which fits nicely in his cat basket. I so nearly got it completely finished but time run out on me. I just have to stitch the binding down in the far corner.
I love the cat fabric and the orange mouse fabric is perfect with it.
When I started making this quilt I also started putting together a scrappy square quilt . Pulling out my 2 and half inch squares made me realise I need to use them up having cut them all. No point in cutting scraps into squares and then leaving them to gather dust. This quilt will be a child quilt to be donated to Project Linus when they reopen for donations.. This is how far I've got.
When this is finished it will have used up almost 300 squares which will make a good dent in my scrap box.
Thank you for visiting today. Now you need to visit the others blogs on today's hop. Enjoy the projects everyone has made.
Take care, stay safe and keep quilting.