I moseyed over to my favorite flea market last week to mark the first day of school.
It’s usually what I do when there’s a ringing in my ears because the house is just too darn quiet!
Ever get that?
I know, I had lots to catch up on and lots more to do, but…
some things just can’t be helped!
I hadn’t been there in over a month, not exactly sure just how long really.
Well, I came out with just a few treasures, least of which a new bed!
I didn’t even know I needed a bed.
That’s my favorite part of going to flea markets, and tag sales.
I never know what I need until I see it!!!
Well this bed could practically fit into my back pocket.
Instantly I knew I would have to make a quilt for it.
Actually as soon as I saw it on the shelf I knew that I had the perfect idea of a quilt for it.
I already had these:
Ordinarily these would go right to the trash as soon as I trimmed them from the flying geese units, but for some reason after I had a neat little pile of them I got the idea that maybe this is the quilt that I will actually make something with those snippets.
The eternal optimist.
So, as I trimmed each flying geese unit for this particular quilt last week, I put all the little pairs of triangles into a baggie.
Last night I emptied that baggie and started sewing.
Girl on a mission.
Some of them could have been trimmed a bit straighter, a bit larger…
That’s an inch grid marked there, so they’re pretty small to say the least!
This morning I cut them apart then pressed them open.
It was hard to do, but I ignored the inconsistencies of sizes.
I did not square them up.
That was tough, but I knew if they were trimmed perfectly square I would have to throw a lot of them away.
I wanted this to be as large as possible
and literally scraps from making the original quilt.
I next sewed all the tiny half square triangles together,
added a border,
did some quilting,
then slipped a selvage tag into the edge before finishing the binding.
At 8″ x 10″ I’m pretty sure it’s the quickest I’ve ever hand stitched a binding in place.
Now I must get back to work!
Until next time,