Hey, long time, no see! Yes, I know that is my fault, and I apologize if you have come here in the past couple of weeks and found nothing new to read. I had my first nasty cold of the season and am counting on that time served to earn me some immunity later in the season.
Also, I have been working very hard to quilt and bind some tops that I had made for Project Linus. Here are my two recently finished quilts, Dog Scrapbook and Double Dip. In making these quilts, I have lived up to my Scrapquilter name. I actually used up a few fabrics in the making of these quilts, and that hardly ever happens.
I can't remember where I saw a quilt similar to the dog quilt, but I determined what sizes of dog fabric scraps to cut, bordered them and joined them into 12 x 12 finished units before joining the 9 units into rows. The border strips were cut 1 1/2 inches wide. The squares were cut 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 and 4 1/2 x 4 1/2. The rectangles were 4 1/2 x 10 1/2. Let me know if you try this quilt. I could see using this format for an I Spy quilt. The big squares enable you to use some of the really big prints that you hate to dice up too small.
I drew the ice cream patterns and have made several quilts with them. I think I will just eat ice cream for awhile--kinda tired of sewing it! The backing fabric is so cute on this one that I had to show a corner. It's covered with big, juicy-looking cherries.
There are a few shapes in nature that I especially love and have used repeatedly in quilts. The cherry is one of them. I just think they are so cute! I also love the shapes of oak leaves, acorns, some shells, and starfish.