Monday, February 8, 2021

Raiding the Parts Drawer

If I can't get to my stash because it's still packed, awaiting shelves, what can I get to? Ah hah! The parts drawer is accessible. 

In it I found some four patches left over from a mystery with Kevin the Quilter a couple years ago. There are enough blue four patches for 10 of these nine-patch blocks. 

The PC Quilters support a charity that's in need of boy quilts, 45 x 60".  Maybe I can do something with these parts and make a boy quilt for them. Quilts for older boys are the focus of the sew day coming up later this month that I signed up for. Maybe I can bring this along and work on it. 

Here are blocks on my design wall. If I use 2" sashing and 2" borders, this quilt will measure 43-1/2 x 63-1/2". I hope that will be acceptable; if not, I'll save this quilt for Hands2Help. 

Yes, my design wall is completely installed. The flannel arrived and DH and I got it mounted and smoothed out, and now the wall is not only ready to use, it's actually being used. It's starting to feel like home here now!

And since I actually have a design wall - with something on it - I'm participating in Design Wall Monday over at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts. Also linking up with Love Laugh Quilt.


  1. Great solution. I spent yesterday in the parts drawer, too!

  2. HOORAY for the new design wall - and for turning those leftovers into what will be a wonderful quilt.

  3. Great choice to go to the "parts" department! I would think the group (or the charity) won't be so specific with your quilt being just a little bit off. It's going to be a great quilt.

  4. That didn't take long, Jan! Glad to hear that your new place is already starting to feel like home.

  5. I'm happy to see you playing with fabric for a good cause :)