Yesterday I was looking at my bins of ongoing projects and I realized I had a bin full of scraps from the wonky house block swap and these were scraps that were sent back to me from the participants.
So I decided to cut them all up and use for a scrappy backing, then I decided to do it sort of stripey.
here's the result (ignore that the right side is all uneven, don't know what happened there but it'll be okay once I quilt it)
I was lucky enough that I had a big pile of solid red on the shelf so I cut that up length wise to the width +4" of the top, and that was my guide for the scrappy stripes, the solid red is slightly different than the red in the wonky house blocks, but I don't care- it's a backing and it IS wonky!!
This morning I was looking at my bins again and remembered I had the blocks from pinetree's march BOM which I won, so I pulled up my EQ file of these and played with it some more
I had originally intended on a scrappy border too, but when I looked at the dotted fabrics I had put aside for this, I had enough of a yellow dot for a skinny 2" border and a 4" red dotted border, plus I cut out an orange dotted for the binding.
It's a nice size quilt, I think about a 66" square.
after I put it all together I realized that the flower in the middle on the top row, the green stripe in the middle of the block is a different green than all the rest, I think this was the guild sample, because we were all given the green and center purple square for the blocks, the rest of the flowers were up to us.
I do like the 4 colored block in the middle. It turned out to be a cute quilt! :-)
and I started using the blue star quilt as leaders and enders.
Have you seen pics of these blocks yet?
here's another update on my 2012 list
#4 pumpkin star pillow- just needs to be stuffed and sewn together
#7 Connecting threads KIT fabrics- all 12 blocks are done.
#8 giraffe wall hanging - still working on needleturn applique, mommy giraffe almost done
#9 pineapple black and blue quilt- giving these a break now
#10 Blue star quilt- lots of blocks done, using as leaders and enders now
#12 Next Stitch STAR- quilted! and binding attached, sewing onto back by hand
# 17 Bonnie Hunter ORCA mystery - top done- skipping the border
#19 green, red, yellow flower quilt- top done, just taking forever removing the papers
# 21 spring swap blocks- got plans but no background fabrics ordered yet
# 22Making memories embroidered panel- needs to be made into a cute wall hanging
# 25 fall leaf blocks swap- top done
#29(jan) bubble gum quilt kit won at quilt show - main quilt top done without border
#33 (mar) won 9 march BOM from pine tree guild- top and binding made
#36 (all year) Round Robin swap -May mailed out
#38 (april) blue strip pieced blocks - top done and binding made
#40 wonky block swap- wonky houses top is done, backing and binding done
#40b wonky block swap -May is done and shipped out
#42 (may) blue and white lil' twister- main part of top done, waiting for border fabrics