Late last month I got it in my head to go through some of the leftovers from old projects and figure out what to do with them. It's not unusual for me to finish a quilt top and just leave any extra pieces, blocks, strip sets, and sometimes even yardage all together in a box or bin. I'm never quite sure what to do with those extra bits and pieces. but one of my goals for the future is to do a better job of dealing with all those leftovers.
One bag of scraps I pulled out seemed like a good possibility for a quick project. I had scraps, 9-patch blocks, and unused strip sets, all left from a Blooming 9-Patch quilt that I made in 2004. The fall colors were the perfect mix for this time of year. Fortunately, I still had extra yardage of most of the fabrics too. My goal was to use up as many of the leftover blocks and strip sets as possible, then cut into the yardage to make what I needed for a complete top. Last night I finished adding the outer border to my Autumn nine-patches quilt top. Since this top was completed on Thanksgiving day, I've decided to call it "Thankful for Autumn."
|Thankful for Autumn quilt top|
57.75" x 70"
Here are some closer shots so you can get a better look at the fabrics:
I'm happy to report that finishing this quilt top was my November goal for the One Monthly Goal link-up at Elm Street Quilts. We still have some pretty fall colors showing around here, so it seems like the perfect time to have completed this quilt top!
Linking up to: Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts
Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts
One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts
Julie in GA