We all have them: stray blocks, leftover pieces, WIPs, UFQs….
The blocks I used in this quilt top came from my friend Lynne. They were in a bag of donations she meant for The Legacy. I guess they must have fallen out of the bag….
There were 21 6″ Broken Dishes blocks in solid colors.
I took them with me to a 2 day quilt workshop with Gwen Marston at the Stitchin’ Post in Sisters, Oregon in September.
I had an idea of one long row of blocks….and then Gwen put up a few of her quilts and I realized where my idea came from!! (See page 65 in her new book, Free Range Triangle Quilts)
I’d brought a few colors I thought could work as a background but on the first day of class I found this wonderfully funky mustard color – a Pepper Cory peppered cotton.
I trimmed the blocks to 5″ and sewed them together with little attention to color placement.
Gwen came by and suggested that I make one more small one and put it in the lower right hand corner as a “signifier” like some Japanese quilters do. So I did and I love it!
Today I finished sewing the strips together. I am piecing the back from 5-6 fat quarters/small pieces in the same gold colorway as the background – all from my stash!
Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for finish it up Friday.