Monday, April 8, 2024

Spot On

Back in January, I was doing some stash-sorting, and came up with several groupings I was ready to part with - a little fabric here, a collection of random blocks there. AND a generous stack of nearly 30 hourglass blocks leftover from the scrappy Hourglass quilt I made last summer.

All photos by Ellyn Zinsmeister; used by permission.


I happened to be chatting with my friend Ellyn @ellynz, told her about the stack, and she said she'd gladly take them and do something with them. Awesome! She joined them all together, appliqu├ęd some solid circles on top, and passed it on to her friend Martha @pinwheelprodnsquilts, who quilted it in loops and circles. 



Ellyn then topped it all off with big stitch circles and big stitch binding. How cool is that?!


The quilt finished at 46" x 54". I so appreciate the love Ellyn showed to the stack of blocks I'd lost interest in. It's fun to see scraps I recognize (from my blocks) mixed with ones I don't (from Ellyn's additions) and how well they play together. Definitely a fun collaboration.

ETA: Read Ellyn's post about this project here.

8 comments:

  1. A really fun collaboration. The spots and hand stitching details are fantastic!

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  2. Lovely result and quite timely as it looks a bit like an eclipse (which we had here today).

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    1. haha. I see the resemblance. Glad you could see the eclipse....too cloudy here!

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  3. This was incredibly fun and a great jumpstart to 2024!

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    1. Awesome! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Thank you again!

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  4. That’s amazing and what a fun idea!

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