It didn't take long to get the World's Fair quilt top finished once I finally sat down to do it. I am happy with it even if it is a little dark. It gives me a cozy feeling with the snow blowing outside. Were expecting our 1st big snowfall of the season, and I'm looking forward to being snowed in. I usually can find lots of time for quilting during a snowstorm.
A lot of times when I make a quilt I just cut and cut and cut some more. Then I end up with lots of extra pieces. They are usually just filed away in their proper places with my scraps. Sometimes I have enough similar, left over pieces that I feel it would be enough for the start of another quilt. That's when I call them quilt seeds. After working with those dark colors and it getting dark early in the evening I need a little something brighter to work on next. Rummaging around in my closet I came across this pile of quilt seeds.
I am not sure but, I think they were leftovers. I remember the quilt I planned them for. I made them in a workshop I took. They're nothing but 4" half-square triangle units and 4" four-patches. I know there were other units made for that quilt, but I don't remember that I ever finished it. If I made it, I'm sure I passed it on to church for a comfort quilt. But if I made it, then why don't I have a picture of it? It couldn't have been all a dream if I have these leftovers. It might have been that at the time I was questioning 'Why am I taking a picture of everything I make?'
I actually have quite a small pile of leftovers, more than this photo shows. These are the same units that I just got done playing with in the World's Fair quilt and I don't want another quilt that looks too similar. So I will have to come up with another different block. That shouldn't be too difficult. There are a number of Jacob's Ladder variations. Maybe I will check the Jacob's Ladder images on the web to see if anything strikes my fancy. I am going to sit by the window and watch it snow while I sew. It's so peaceful, I just love it. Sew long.