Here it is...the naked truth. No cleaned up photos, just raw images! LOL
Complete with strings and threads that haven't been trimmed yet!
And you thought you would never see naked here!
A couple posts back, I shared my strip sets
and the blocks I turned them into
Well, here is a peek what they look like stitched together.
This is the actual block.
It takes 16 stripy blocks for each big block.
An alternate pattern emerges as you put your big blocks together.
Kinda cool huh!
Best yet, anything goes...
You will find a little Christmas, Halloween, Southwest, Brights, Oriental...
A scrap soup so to speak! Some of these fabrics were so old, that I don't even remember buying them. Who knows where they showed up from. Some were hideously ugly.
But finished they played together nicely.
Break out the sunglasses for this thread.
It did bring it all together.
A little bit of my hand dyes for the inner border
a bright butterfly fabric outer border and backing all came from my stash.
Something I bought years ago, for a project I have long forgot about.
I am delighted to tell you that I only have about an 8"x10" piece of the butterflies left.
Now is that luck or what.
Yes, this is what quilting all started out to be. A little bit of this and a little bit of that. Whatever you could get your hands on.
I refer to these as my "freebie" quilts. I didn't purchase anything new to make it, so it's free to me!
Oh how I love this "Trashcan Treasure". If you get a chance, take a class from Pat Speth the Nickel Quilt lady. She shares the pattern for this in her classes!
It's a keeper!