I'm back. Whew. What a great vacation we had! But isn't it always a lot of work just to get your life back afterwards? We arrived home late Saturday, and spent a good deal of Sunday unpacking, sorting mail, cleaning, that sort of thing. So today I had time to go to the gym, catch up on some other chores, and even do a little sewing. I finished up a selvage bath mat that I had started before I left. After some feedback from customers, I've decided to make it available in a larger size (19 x 35, as opposed to the original size of 14 x 27). And tomorrow I will do some work on this large scrap quilt:
this quilt in a reasonable matter I thought it was time to give a queen size quilt a try.
The pattern is called "Crayon Box". It's a pretty traditional pattern that I got from Bonnie Hunter's site (she has LOADS of free, traditional patterns that are great for scrap quilts, which I think are kind of her specialty). This quilt ate up tons of scraps of all sizes, so it was a great way to plow through some small pieces. I was very casual about color placement, just tried to avoid having 2 Screaming Uglies next to each other.
Our vacation in Maine yielded some interesting fabric purchases, so stay tuned for the next post!