When it is too hot to hand quilt a large quilt I work on a variety of small projects like these six inch crazy quilt blocks that will someday be a lap quilt.
I'm using low volumes plus browns, grays and blacks - pretty much every color NOT in the rainbow.
I have a lot of beads I could use but I'm trying not to use many because this is to be a used and washable quilt. I do have several T-shirts and sweaters with beads I wear and wash so I figured a few anchored beads will be okay. I also have several lace motifs. I've been meaning to tea or coffee dye some of them but haven't gotten around to it yet.
The butterfly applique I cut from a scrap of leftover quilt backing. And the gray stitches are cast on stitches. I'm surprised I remembered how to make them.
Cats in the flowers. Yes, they always are.
Ok...so I almost ran out of room for the word "begins" so the "e" is kind of squished.
I have a sign with that saying on one of my walls so it went on the quilt block too.
And in no particular order - these are the 11 blocks I've completed so far plus one not yet embellished or embroidered.
I think they might tell a story themselves.