Well here it is. I was sick today so stayed home from work. I slept most of the morning but by the afternoon I was slept out and decided to do something productive. So I layed my blocks out on the bed and came up with this arrangement. The "top" on the left is actually the backing. And the green piece hanging between the back and the top will be used as the border for both sides. This will be a truly reversible quilt. And ALL from stash. :-)
I want to thank Doodlebug Gail at Quite Quilted for letting me know who the designer of this pattern is. I just saw one made up when I was on retreat and snapped a picture. The pattern is called Gatherings and was designed by Jan Patek.
I had assumed this was a traditional Drunkards Path construction but imagine my surprise to find the instructions are similar to what I did. She hand appliques the quarter circles to 4-1/2" background squares. I laid a 3-1/2" flower square on the corner of a 5" background and using a fairly tight narrow zigzag freehanded the curve as I sewed. The I trimmed the excess off with a pair of applique scissors and then trimmed out the excess from the back. Then I squared the whole thing down to 4-1/2". Quick and easy and when it's washed it will have a little raggedy edge like real flowers. And as I trimmed the squares down I also stacked the pieces cut out from the back and when I got 5 or 6 of them I trimmed those down into 2" squares. That was easy to do as I went along and I didn't have to deal with those little pieces when I cut the rest of my scraps down later.
What makes this a real treasure to me is it combines pieces from Mama's stash along with mine AND little bits from my Grandmother's stash. This one I'll be keeping and whenever I'm missing Mama and Granny I can wrap myself up in this with it's little bits representing them and maybe not feel so lonely.