Recently, I went through a metal basket sitting on a fabric shelf looking for pieces, parts, and blocks for a fellow blogger's quilt project she is planning. It is like visiting old friends to go through the basket. And it amazes me how much is still stored in the basket after giving a bunch away. I thought I would share pictures with you while I contemplate what to do with all of them. The pictures were done quickly and just some cropping done. Some could use some straightening but there isn't time for that today.
The above are log cabin blocks minus windows and doors. They are blocks that did not make it into the two quilt tops I made. You can see those here. I didn't care that much for the two lower blocks as I thought the plaid for the roof should have been cut on an angle.
A test block. Well done but never put to use.
Another test block never put to use. I like the design. I should make more of these.
A test block for a quilt that was never made. It is fairly large. It could be a medallion center if the mood ever struck me to work on the project.
I was playing with this block. Just seeing how I liked the background fabric and deciding if I wanted a whole quilt using it. The center needs the circle appliqued down. I have made many of these blocks that have gone into a couple quilts but I never went further using the background fabric.
Ah, the angels. I made these when I was first starting to get into folk art style applique. I thought I did a poor job of getting the angels put together and was going to have to do some serious trimming. I abandoned the project. Now I think I could trim them and put them into one of my folk art sampler block style projects and be happy with them. Jan Patek fans will recognize these as "Lisa's Angels".
I was still early in the applique stage when I did these blocks. One more is pictured below. I had trouble getting smooth curves. Especially on the fruit bowl basket shown below. I can't find the patterns so I suppose I gave them away. Five blocks is not the right number for a quilt though I suppose I could make pieced blocks and fill in. The eagle block (Hey, Lori, another eagle.) would make a nice center for a quilt. I can't remember who the pattern designer is on these. Anyone know?
That's all the pieces and parts I am going to show today. I do have more for a future post. Hope you enjoyed my little jaunt down memory road.