It was so rainy on Monday that I thought I would work with these fabrics to create my own sunshine! I pulled some orange fabrics from my own stash to add pizzaz. I have had enough of nine patch blocks, so I cut triangles to make an hour glass quilt.
After sewing a small stack, it is time for squaring up the little blocks. This is my least favorite part of the quilting process. These are on the small size, squaring up at 3 1/2" each.
And when I spread them out on the floor, I really liked what I saw! This little bit measures 21" by 24". I have no idea how big it will be eventually.
I am making this a leader-ender project. I have all the pieces cut out and setting off to the side of my machine. When I am chain piecing another quilt, there is always the point where the fabric must be cut from the machine. Rather than wasting long threads, I will sew two pieces of the sunshine quilt together and leave them on the machine under the foot. I go and press the fabrics from the other quilt, then come back to the machine for more chain piecing, and no wasted thread!