This is in Pam and Nicky Lintott's Two From One Jelly Roll Quilts, a book I took out of our guild library. I thought it might work as my Hands2Help quilt for the Canadian charity, Because You Matter.
But I had this
The strips on the right are left from my over-zealous cutting for Maren's quilt. I suddenly saw blocks of strips as the star centres rather than the 4-patch. Pulled out the graph paper, and drew this
pieced, dug for some white fabric, dug out more scraps from Maren's quilt, and put this on the design wall:
I experimented with two different squares for the flying geese method I wrote a tutorial for here. It's rather freeing to do a quilt for charity, with no pressure. Let's see, I thought, what would happen if I used two different colours for the squares...could I get two-coloured geese wings?
First I laid two pink squares across the background white one.
Sewed, cut, pressed as per the tutorial. Added the purple ones
Sewed, cut, pressed and squared to this
Kewl! as my sister Linda would say/write. It worked! You get 2 identical pairs, so 2 with the purple on the left and the pink on the right and 2 the opposite.
I also by accident found another layout for the pieces in this quilt:
|A rather happy accident!|
Now to remake the same pattern, but in boys' fabrics! Remember the stacks of strips at the beginning of this post? Those on the left are left over from Brady's I Spy quilt.
Outside of a piece of cotton for the backing fabric for this first quilt which I picked up yesterday at Fabricland on sale, this is completely from scraps in my stash. Aren't scraps a wonderful thing?
Linking up with Julie's Pet Project Saturday, Cindy's Oh Scrap! Sunday, and DSW on Monday at Patchwork Times. Buttons on sidebar.
Remember to vote in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival! I know I need to go do this asap. Did my 3 picks for Viewers' Choice last week. My two quilts are Gears in Art Quilts and Seashell Runner in Small Quilts. So much talent and beauty and inspiration all abound in this twice-yearly festival!
Oh, nearly forgot: Bella, in her diva, pose-for-the-blog-why-haven't-I-been-on-it-lately way, managed to catch my attention yesterday:
|"Make sure you get my good side!" she's thinking.|