Hello and happy Friday! I’m continuing the theme for 2020 today with yet another finish because there’s not much to do when I’m hunkered down at home but sew and sew and sew. This year’s 12 finishes for me were all completed during fairly decent weather, and it makes me wonder how many quilts I’ll successfully tackle once the weather takes a turn for the worse. At some point, I’ve got to get bored of quilting, right?
In any event, I introduced this project a few weeks ago. It’s Stepping Stones, by Blair Stocker of Wise Craft Handmade, rendered in purples, oranges, grays, and blacks from Denyse Schmidt. This pattern was a simple sew and proved to be an effective use of scraps and stash. It was also a fun way to play with value. The transparency effect of the black overlapping corners is especially satisfying, I think. My only word of caution is that the Stepping Stones blocks have bias edges. That’s not a dealer breaker for me, but it’s something to keep in mind if you decide to make the pattern yourself.
Now that my take on Stepping Stones is quilted and bound, it looks less Halloween-y than I originally feared. It’s still not quite Michelle enough to hold on to it, which is fine. I’ve been accumulating a stockpile of finished lap-size quilts. My younger son wraps up his elementary-school experience next spring, and I thought I’d give the many educational professionals we’ll say good-bye to their choice of quilts. So I’ll add this lovely to the pile.
Sometimes I make quilts with a specific recipient in mind, but more often, I sew what I will enjoy creating and then figure out who will receive it. This is my first time asking people to pick what they’d like. I’m excited to see how it goes! : )
What do you do with your quilt finishes? Do you sell them, gift them, or stash them away?
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