Molly returned to Tokyo on Sunday after nine days at home and thus ended my *spring break*. Monday it was back to work, putting the house back together and resuming my culling of storage areas in anticipation of the upcoming move. Look what I came across in one of my quilt closets! I had purchased this quilt top on eBay just before we left Cleveland seven years ago and it's been folded up, pretty much forgotten, since.
It's a fun piece, a little wonky but with lots of nice details. I especially like the color palette...those cool grays and blues set against the pink and green centers. A nice melding of scrappy with a bit of a plan.
Many of the blocks have small (sometimes tiny!) triangles sewn into the corners. Although this may at first have been an effort to extend a scrap strip, I'm inclined to think that the maker liked the look since it's repeated so often throughout. They really do add a spark of visual interest!
This is my favorite section, with the one, red, four-patch of half square triangles. It *pops* a little more in real life than it does in my photos.
The blocks were sewn on to foundation blocks, some of which were patched as well. It looks like the center pink and green squares were assembled first, centered on a piece of muslin (or in several blocks, a black and white print) and then strips of scrap were sewn by hand around it, log cabin fashion. They're joined by a scant, ¼" seam, which is a little bulky, due to the foundation piecing and the narrowness of seam. This might need to be addressed if I take it further.
I brought it to my quilt group meeting yesterday so that I could hang and photograph it and the big question was what are my plans for it? Since until this week I hadn't given it a thought, at the moment, *nothing*. For the time being, it's folded up, returned to its space.
So what are you waiting for...go clean out your closets! You never know what you might find.