I had some 4-3/4 inch strips of peacock themed fabric scraps leftover from the Peacock quilt I now have in the quilting pile. The scraps kept eyeing me from the pile of clutter on the table next to the sewing machine. So I finally did something with them...I made them into a 13 x 80 piece. I had it in the back of my mind that I'd make a Tumbler quilt (aka Peacock Feather quilt) from those odd -sized scraps (odd in that I don't have a 4-3/4 scrap box and didn't want to cut 1/4 inch off to throw them in the 4.5 inch scrap box) so thought I had better get started on it before I forgot what it was I was going to do.
Ok. So I really have no use for a quilt 13 inches long and 80 wide so out came more fabric. What a vicious circle. Any peacock themed fabric after this quilt top gets made will probably get pieced into a backing for this quilt after I make a few bird blocks. (Better do that before I forget).
And also before I forget...Audrey of Quilty Folk posted some pics of quilts from the Jim Tharpe collection that were hanging at a quilt show she recently attended. I fell in love with the quilt in the first picture. I don't know the name of it (do you?) but figured I had better try to make one up from scraps before I forget I want to make a quilt like that.