I completed the scrap 4-patch yesterday!!!! I am now contemplating what I am going to do with the back. The "hurry up and quilt" part of me says to put a simple backing--either white or a print (all from my stash); the "creative" part of me wants to complete a more interesting backing. I am going to set it aside and decide later....no sense rushing into anything!!--right??
I am now going to tackle the "UF" braid quilt. Although the fabrics are "unusual" putting them together isn't looking too bad. It just takes a while to create the "braids" since the rectangles are only 2.5 x 4.5. It is going to be twin size. I have found out a pieced quilt for deployed military may not be such a good idea, and so I am going to change and make a fleece blanket instead. A lot faster and from what I understand, much more practical. I guess I will use the UF as another TV cuddle quilt. My family currently sometimes "fight" over the one I have since the loser has to settle for a much smaller, store-bought throw.
It is raining here---a nice steady rain. I went out yesterday and bought a bolt of Kaufman 200 ct. unbleached muslin and some twin batting. I also picked up some thread and a magazine. I had so many coupons I saved $53.00. Good for me, since I purchased two books on dyeing from Amazon. I can hardly wait for the warm weather to get started so I can get out and dye! I really enjoy the process. This time I am going to venture out and "create" new recipes! When Diane comes for the Puducah AQS if the weather is nice, I think I will introduce here to dyeing! Last year ProChemical was there, so hopefully they will this year and I can pick up some more dyes---especially blacks.
Well, enough rambling---I am going to do a little housework, and then get back to "braiding". Pictures to follow!
Have a great day!!!
BTW--ignore any misspelled words---I still haven't figured out how to do "spell check" :-(