Last night was my quilt guild's auction fundraiser. Members brought books, patterns, rulers, fabric, abandoned UFO's, orphan blocks, and more from their own stashes, and we all had an opportunity to bid on new-to-me items. There were some beautiful half finished UFOs that went for next to nothing. It's amazing how projects get stuffed into boxes or bags and abandoned, only to resurface and go into someone else's stash.
From the first time I looked through that stack, I knew I wanted them to make several different projects. The top block in the stack was the Dresden at the top left of the first picture. That and the trees had me looking deeper and then two blocks in particular caught my eye. One was this one with the scissors cutting fabric, and the other is the appliqued hand with the heart on it. That's almost exactly the same image I used on the label of my friend Adele's quilt, "Enlightened Souls."
So, now in addition to all of my own UFOs and voluminous stash of projects waiting to be conceived, I've added a whole bag of beautifully made blocks to do something amazing with. Let the creative juices start flowing!
More snippets from the sewing room soon,