This quilt was a mystery that I worked on earlier this year and done through Gyleen on Facebook. It is a group called Bricks, Cobblestones and Pebbles and this quilt is Odds, Ends and Leftovers. It was made using only scrap pieces of fabrics that I had on hand in my Arizona sewing room. It was fun to work on a mystery where everyone shares pictures of each step as they get them made and then we all started guessing as to how we would be using the various blocks. It was made medallion style so the center was made first, then the next round and added, and continued in that way. I liked seeing it grow each week until it reached the final size. Quilted and bound.
I have made a large number of St. Louis 16 patch blocks using up some of my aging purple stash. Doesn't seem to have made the fabric pile reduced by very much! But I think I have enough blocks made to put together a nice size Quilt of Valour and maybe I will make more blocks to use up more of the purple fabrics that I don't really want to put back into my fabric storage.
A pile of smaller quilts waiting to be layered and quilted.
You start off with 10" square of fabric plus a 10" square of background fabric. Layer them right sides together and draw a diagonal line in each direction. Stitch ¼" on either side of each line.
Arrange your blocks in a chevron design and stitch them together in a four patch. You set one row of chevrons going up and the next row heading down. Simple but effective and I just happened to have a package of cake plates that were perfect for me to play with this method. So, one more darn project on the go!
Whew. Way too many things happening and the list of quilts that need quilting is getting longer instead of shorter! But I will persevere!