Every so often, Cynthia from Quilting is More Fun Than Housework, makes quilts from her extras box.
You know what the extras box is, it's where you put leftover blocks from a project, or where you put the blocks from that started quilt you didn't finish or the block you made to preview a quilt.
I emailed her last fall and told her that she has inspired me and I was going to challenge myself to do this in 2021 with my own extras box.
I wrote about this challenge and several others in my New Year's post.
My challenge was to make at least 1 quilt from that box. I did better than that, I've made 3 quilts from the box!
I had decided the easiest way to make these quilts was to use the row by row idea. My quilts need to be at least 60" by 80". Here they are! I'm not going to bore you by telling you what project the blocks are leftover from.
The top quilt is 63" by 81", the middle quilt is 64.5" by 85.5".
In the box there is at least 1 more quilt left to be made with the cream background, the white background blocks didn't even make it out of the box!
My goal was to reduce the amount of extra blocks in that box, and I did but I had some 9 patch blocks that have been sitting in my sewing room for years that were left from another project. I bagged them together along with another red yardage piece from mom's stash, and stuck it in the extras box. A double 9 patch is a future project from that box.
The temperature has risen and the most of the snow is gone. All that is left is small dirty piles.