My machine has been unusually busy lately as I created this simple patchwork lap quilt. During my reorganizing frenzy awhile back, a whole bunch of hand dyed fabrics were uncovered. They were purchased years ago from a fabulous dyer who is no longer in business. However, the last time I used the fabrics for a piece that would be washed, I realized most of the dyes were not stable....therefore I've put off working with them again.
But, after several Retayne baths....they no longer bleed.
Really....how much quicker could it get?
I began by making randomly sized blocks.....12.5" wide and a variety of heights. The first two rows are organized here....it was then that I realized I was going to have to be a bit more thoughtful about the remaining two rows because I didn't have an endless supply of some of these colors!
It's coming together...The last row required the most planning to distribute a pleasing color and placement of the blocks.
The still unnamed piece measures about 50" x 60". It will be machine quilted using a grid design. I'll post a photo later when it's complete. Sometimes these quickies are good diversions for me....really one can't bead all the time...or can I???
One final thing....and it's a total whine, bad loser, poor sport comment. The Packers got ROBBED last night!!!!