These blocks began with my need to empty the bins of scraps I have accumulated over 25 years of quilting. I'm determined to get them done and into another quilt. This is a sample of where I am so far.
Block construction was completely #improvquilting and they took on a life of their own. I apologize for the distracting background in some of these photos.
As you can see,these blocks are wonky!
I began incorporating orphan blocks as I found them.
Some blocks have curved edges and are not scare at all.
Orphan chunks of fabric such as these curved edge pieces from the Klassen Forest Fire Quilt.
Randomly pieced and I am keeping to 100% cotton and some washed rayon and linen have found a home in these blocks.
I intend to redo an old quilt that has been a favorite wieght of a sleeping quilt for both of us. I will redo it by simply making a new top and backing and then quilting it with more random machine quilting on my domestic Janome.
Some of the "circle blocks" made in 2017 have walked on in too! Do you do random hand piecing using an improvisational way of putting even tiny pieces into the mix. Please share if you do, I'd love to see them and maybe even I can find a new hand piecer on Instagram.
I have made over 40 blocks so far over about two months of my hubby's surgery preparation and his recovery period that started Dec 6,th. Our Christmas was a quite one with our sons and girlfriend helping out, it was lovely.
So, here is a sneek peak of my newly purchased mannequin.I just love upcycling my clothing too!
Thanks for popping into my little corner of the world! Happy quilting whereever you are!
Caroline from Good Earth Quilting.