A long time work in progress comes to an end...I purchased a few charm packs of Denyse Schmidt's Hadley collection years ago as it was closing out. I had no plan for them but was heading to a guild retreat and decided I'd turn them into 1/2 square triangles. I like to do mindless sewing at retreats so I can chat with and listen to others.At another retreat I decided to turn them into broken dishes blocks. I originally was making each 4-square block color coordinated but that got too repetitious so I took them apart and just started sewing them randomly.This week I decided to quilt it. I didn't have the right size batting in my stash and it's sooooo cold I didn't want to go out shopping so...I pieced together a few cuts of leftover wool batting for this. I wouldn't have tried it for a quilt I was gifting but this one is for me so why not? It worked out really well. I seriously can't tell where the batting seams are now that it's finished and washed...and I'm pretty picky!I only wanted this to be lap sized so used some of the extra triangles on the back. And because this is the entire line of Hadley, and it's only Hadley, I added in a bit of the selvage.With the remainder of the triangles I made a pillow. A big one! (I finished the pillow last spring!)
So what to you think? Broken Dishes or a hot mess of triangles? Either way I like it! Lots of fun memories sewn up in here, too.I'm off to a guild sew-in day tomorrow. Time to start another project that doesn't take too much thinking. Have you ever made a Scrappy Trip Around the World quilt?