I was thinking of making pillowcases yesterday and then saw the large pile of batting scraps and remembered that I was going to make some dolls with brown skin to be donated to aboriginal kids.
I found a pattern that looked easy enough and got it made in the afternoon. I've thought of a few changes to make it easier and will make some more. It used up lots of batting scraps which are too small for the QAYG blocks so that was a good thing. I also made 8 QAYG blocks at 13.5" to match the 4 that had been donated. Today I put that quilt together and will show a photo later.
I've also been busy making more QAYG blocks. I keep trying to tidy the sewing room by sewing my way through all the scraps but although I'm making plenty of blocks I don't seem to have made much progress with the tidy up.
I read on one of the lists that a quilter from the US tidies her sewing area by making crumb squares from all her scraps and gets everything tidy and ready to start new projects for the rest of the year. I try it every year and make lots of quilts but still don't seem to have a tidy work area. This will keep Kate happy as she thinks I have a secret group of elves who help with all the quilts. Actually most people think I work with a team of quilters to get the quilts done and I'm the only one on the team. I tried to recruit DH but he wouldn't be in it. LOL. So yes there is a team but if I'm not here to work them they don't produce anything.
It's not a problem as I'd rather be quilting than overseeing a team of workers. I do that at my paid job instead and that's enough. Back to the pile of strips.
Hugs Jan Mac