higgledy-piggledy: topsy-turvy, jumbled
Perfectly describes this scrappy quilt! See the date tag in the lower, right corner? April of 2010!
In this picture, I have just a few blocks sewn into rows. Thousands of scraps from all over in a topsy-turvy jumble of chaos!
Finished almost four years later, it's one of my favorite quilts to look at and snuggle under!
A simple, all over meander meant "quick" quilting.
Another stripey binding chosen and sewn on during Ben's soccer practice.
Clear blue skies last week let me take a little trip for a photo shoot!
I'm so glad I pulled this one out to finish...it's such a bright, happy promise of what's coming in the weeks ahead with Spring staggering slowly into our neck of the woods.
I also had a chance to play with scraps from the Metro Rings quilt I'm piecing and a new tool.
Kaffe Fassett, how did you know I would need these luscious tropical cools for a quilt to help a pair of newly-weds remember their honeymoon trip to Paradise? And that the blue scraps would be too tempting to just leave wasting away in a pile?
Over at The Q and the U is an easy-peasy tute for a 21" sq. scrappy Rolling Stone block. Which is sort of what I feel like right now. Tumbling, rolling, letting the gravity of Life take me where it wants me to go. Two graduations to plan for, a wedding, child moving out, child starting university full time, child starting high school, homeschooling, and a house and yard that are just as topsy-turvy as any quilt I could imagine! There are days I feel like I don't even know which way is up!
As coincidence would have it, the blue scraps were right in front of a quilting tool I have never even opened. Bought a while ago. Waiting for the perfect project. Awesome for squaring up HST's. And the best part?
No math involved! At all! Whatsoever! Huzzah!
Which explains why these little fellas were so easy to sew into these:
All I can think of when I see these is ocean. Beach. Water. Summer!
These blocks ended up at 9 1/2" sq unfinished. So fun to make and easy to stitch together. I know, I know. More blocks without an intended purpose in sight...but aren't they gorgeous colors to work with and look at!
Maybe a wall hanging mini?
With a green block in there in place of a blue one, just for fun?
Linking up to some great blogs where I never fail to find inspiration and smiles!