Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Dove Gray!

Here are my first two blocks for the 

After auditioning both fabrics, 
I have decided to go with the
Timeless Treasures Sketch in Dove
for the background fabric.

I am designing this quilt to use up 2.5" strips
and to also use the cutaways from the main block in the alternate block.

Tutorial coming soon!

Thanks to all who helped me decide 
on the background fabric ... :-) 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Which Gray?

Time to choose a background fabric for my 

I have decided to go with a single background fabric for this year's quilt. 

The one on the right is Kaufman's Architextures Grid in Gray.

The one on the left is a Timeless Treasures Sketch in Dove.

These are only block units.

There is a block sketch in the next photo ... 

There will actually be a lot of background fabric in this quilt.

The quilt will be multicolored, from blue to red to yellow to green to purple, etc.

Which would you choose?

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Something Blue

A lot of blue
scraps and such

January is medium blues month

2.5" strips are being sorted and used for this year's project.

I have sketched a plan for a new scrap quilt.

I need to find some grey to sew these units into blocks.

I am still slowly sewing my 1.5" scrap squares into 
these Postage Stamp blocks
that I started for the 
Not enough blocks fro a quilt yet.
This is a leaders and enders project 
and I have a basket full of pairs to sew into more blocks.

I also used up some of the smallest uneven scraps for this 
free form improv  block.

This was my 

for the day.

Linking up today with

Lots of wonderful inspiration in the links!

Hope you are having a scrappy happy day!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Sewing Red

A red and white quilt has been on my list for a long time.

This is the year I am going to make this quilt!

I gathered a pile of red scraps.  These are mostly fat quarters or less 
and a few orphan pieces of various sized yardage not dedicated to other projects. 

Here are the four reds I settled on for the first block.

The background is Kona White,
something I always keep handy in my stash.

First block fabrics cut.

Time to sew!