A couple weeks ago I was digging around in my big stash of older fabrics. I really would like to get some of it used up. They are from my bunny, doll, and bear making days for craft shows in the late 80's and 90's. Ya think I might have over bought on those colors-well you'd be right!! Well who would have thought they would be out of style in 26 years, LOL Hmmm if I hung onto them long enough they'd be back in style, perhaps, hehe.
My friend, Jasmine, who blogs at Quilt Kisses came up with the Chunky Race quilts. And let me tell you these are fun, and oh so fast!! I used 4" x 18" strips and used 49 of them, like Shannon did, in two of them. BUT the first one, I forgot to take out the 3 to add to the top when it was all pieced, and then I had a bit wider quilt, so I added a row to the top and bottom.
Freehand allover feather quilting.
A different feather freehand allover.
Can you tell I am having fun going through some quilting designs I have not done for a while. This is another fun all over design using a lettuc leaf feather.
And in the effort to use up even more of these blue and mauve older fabrics, I pieced the backs just enough to get them done!
And just so you know how crazy I am, I still have lots of blue and mauve fabrics to go through. I did cut for another Chunky Race quilt. Also 5" strips to make my own charms and I still have leftovers! I might not get through it all this year as I do want to move onto other colors, but I sure made a nice dent in that tub! For older fabrics I think they made up really nice into these Chunky Race quilts.
The third pair of hand knit socks have been started. Ramona alerted me to a one day sale on this Drops Fabel print yarn. I immediately ordered 2 color ways since I had been wanting to try this self striping yarn. Fun!!!
I feel like I am off to a great start for 2017, how about you? Happy New Year to all of you and thank you for reading my blog and for comments you leave, I appreciate you so much!