When I saw the announcement for this Blog Hop I knew I wanted to participate and even what I was going to make. It was predetermined!
I had my fabrics pulled and pattern printed. Then I’m not sure if it was Covid Brain or the squirrels visiting me again but things changed. 🥴
I had been cleaning out my scrap bin and using my Accuquilt cutter and dies. While I was doing that chore, fondling the bits and pieces, and remembering the other quilts I had made from those fabrics my mind started wandering and wondering.
I pulled out my treasured stash of batiks. Then I started calculating and playing:
and sewing and cutting some more:
Finally the blocks started to make me do a happy dance.
I did have to adjust the size of the blocks for the borders since I had miscalculated my measurements. Finally I had a finished top and the sun cooperated today so I could get some outdoor pictures in spite of the wind.
So my blocks became boxes in boxes in boxes in boxes in boxes! Boxes are square so it fits with the theme of the hop and these past two + months have seen quite a few of us having crazy mood swings and feeling off kilter so the blocks had to be offset!
“Boxed” was born of my thoughts of what our lives have become under a world pandemic and wondering what life will be like in the next months and years while we recover and hopefully do not see more spikes and waves. 😷
I will be sending my quilts to Victoria’s Quilts Canada. They prefer to get flimsies, binding and an extra block to make a presentation bag with. They have a wonderful group of volunteers that take donated backing, batting and the top to quilt and finish it.
Have you checked out the other blogs that are posting today?
Do check out their posts and show some quilty love by posting a comment or following their blogs. They have some amazing projects to share.
I’d like to thank Carol at Just Let Me Quilt for hosting this hop and allowing me to participate.
Thanks for stopping by to read my post. I love getting comments and respond to each one! 😄 Carol
ps. Next hop I’m participating in will be Stitching Sunshine June 22-25, hosted by Carla of Creatin in the Sticks.
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