RSC17 week 46


This week sets some kind of record for me, start to finish of a flimsie.  I told you last week about my large bin stuffed with batiks and waiting to be used.  There were so many strips that it was overstuffed.

Now you see how much I have emptied the bin.  
There were so many strips that I had no use for, or so I thought.  After tackling these unwanted strips I turned them into this 50 X 60 top, finished except for borders.
I added one little spark of orange to each strip, which makes quite a difference.  If you know me, you know I can’t make dull quilts. I had to add those bright touchs.  Many of you liked them very much.
I decided on an inner orange batiks border and a wider subtle one.  Here is how it looks with the orange border added.  
I’ve been saving a precious two yards of 108″ wide batik which I bought in 2008 from Sew Batik at Quilt Expo here in Madison WI.  I’m showing you this before I even remove the string tie and cut off a few 4-inch strips.  There is still time for a few more pets.

Tomorrow I will attach those final strips and it will be off to Kat at Covered In Love, her wonderful charity for grieving families.
I have also found time to add a pair of evergreen trees to my neighborhood.  The one on the right is a Christmas tree with stars and ball ornaments from a charm square.  I used my Tri-Recs rulers to make them.  

Time is really flying this month, as it always does with holidays coming.  I wish all my USA friends a very blessed Thanksgiving Day, and to you other dear friends abroad a special time of relaxation.  
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13 thoughts on “RSC17 week 46

  1. Paula, that looks wonderful! I was inspired by your post last week to do something similar with some batik jelly roll-type strips that I won in a giveaway. I haven't shared it yet, but I hooe to work on it some more today and then post about it tomorrow. Thanks for the inspiration!


  2. Ooh, that pop of orange is glorious. I used to think (or maybe I was told) that every quilt needed a bit of yellow to make it glow. But more and more I think orange is the thing! This will be lovely! It is already.


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