treasures in the attic

I’ve decided to put together two quilt tops following Amandajean’s quilt along. I finished the first block last night.

quilt along star - block #1

It’s a star quilt made up of 13 different star block patterns and set with 12 other blocks. I’m making this one in palest pinks, yellows, and blues. I’m want to redecorate the guest room in shabby chic / cottage style and plan to use this quilt in there.

The second top will use Christmas fabrics (big surprise I have a ton of those!). DH was going to bring that box down from the attic, but was in a hurry this AM. I may have to wrangle it down myself…or go up and get the few pieces I need for today.

I went to the attic yesterday to peruse my fabric stash in prep for Amandajean’s quilt along. Found quite a few boxes marked “2007 – fabric to sort.” Last year in January, I worked through a lot of stuff in the attic, including fabric. At least it was all in one place. LOL While looking through box after box, I came across one with unfinished quilt projects in it, including one small pieced top that is so garish I may never take a picture of it. But there were enough finished quilt blocks to make at least four quilt tops. I must have made these 15-20 years ago, before we moved into our current home.

found in the attic

Nine patches – 32 green and 30 pink.

nine patches

And Jacob’s Ladder.

Jacob's Ladder

Jacob's Ladder

I’m putting Jacob’s Ladder together today, but need to decide what kind of border to put on it before it will be finished.

Sewing is OK while the weather is chilly, but tomorrow I’m headed outside to work in the yard. It’s supposed to be 70 and sunny. A welcome change!


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