What I’m working on…

as I look out my window…

Grand Rapids, MIand the forecast isn’t looking any better, any time soon.


So I am piecing quilt tops. My plan was to use up a bunch of these really old scraps. This is starting to sound like an annual theme to me. I’ve focussed on using up mauves with Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend and then pastels with Sweet Strings. This time the focus was on purples but it looks like I actually pulled a lot of blues, too. It feels like Time Traveling because many/most of these date back to the 1980s and have been seen in dozens of quilts and even some clothes! This is lap quilt sized coming in at 60″ x 72″.

Scrappy Trip Around the WorldAnd as long as I have all this fabric scattered about… I decided to play with 1 1/2″ finished squares and some 3″ finished half squared triangle blocks. I know this is a classic quilt pattern, I just can’t remember its name. Do you know?

Scrappy quilt

So that’s what I’m doing, while I’m suffering from cabin fever, how about you???

Fabric Tuesday


This entry was posted in Design, fabric, Linkys, Quilting, Sewing, WIP and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

11 Responses to What I’m working on…

  1. claire93 says:

    gorgeous colours and bbrrrrrrrr – looks cold outside !


  2. Kathy says:

    I envy you the snow. We got a little over the weekend and it’s slowly but surely meltin. 😦

    I am curious as to the name of that pattern! Gorgeous way of using up some scraps!


    • sewfrench says:

      Oh, Kathy, you were one of the people I was hoping could tell me the name of this block! Thanks! And the snow is pretty, for a little while, especially when you don’t have to get out in it. If I have my way dinner plans are make do, with whatever we have on hand, for the unforeseeable future!


  3. Diana says:

    Fabric & color make the winter bright!


  4. m.b. says:

    Winter beauty! 🙂 The fabrics are so pretty…is it an around the block quilt? m.b.


    • sewfrench says:

      The first one is a scrappy version of an Around the World quilt. The second one is the one I can’t find the name of. I know I didn’t just dream it up, there have been way to many quilters before me to have done that!


  5. wombatquilts says:

    Your scrappy squares are fabulous. I can not wait to see this quilt grow.


  6. Your scrappy WIP look fab. I too am suffering from cabin fever but for different reasons than yours. I wish we had a bit of snow falling here in the UK. Thanks for sharing your progress while inspiring us to use up our scraps.


  7. mtetar says:

    What patience can produce. It’s beautiful. Blessings, Mtetar


  8. I love to do half square triangles and I have a big popcorn tin of squares that are already cut. They aren’t 2 inches as I thought but a little larger.
    I need to figure out….if I make 9 patches then what size squares I need to make the half square triangles. I can also ask at the quilt shop or at guild for guidance.
    I just really want to get some projects going with the little squares!


  9. Allison says:

    Myself, I’m already tired of the snow and cold!

    I love your HST scrappy quilt. It’s just so different yet simple. Love it.


Talk to me people. I get tired of talking to myself!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s