(1) new school supplies
(2) a bentwood rocker
(3) a favorite recipe
I forgot to show you the quilt I made for this year's bee challenge. I wasn't here for the unveiling in June, so I didn't get to see or photograph all the other quilts!
My idea was to make a two-color quilt from batiks in my stash. I love when you can shop your stash!
I used these fabrics - purples, blues, and greens closely related in color but different patterns:
gotta have a zinger in there to add interest!
From 1-1/2", 2-1/2" and 3-1/2" strips I cut these pieces (for ease of reading I'll drop the 1/2"):
1 x 3,
1 x 4,
3 x 3,
3 x 4,
2 x 2, and
2 x 4.
Combining pieces to make 4-1/2" blocks:
sew a 1x3 to a 3x3, add a 1x4 on the side...
sew two 2x2's together, add a 2x4 on the side...
Lots of math but easy breezy to do!
I wanted texture, lots of texture - I wasn't afraid to throw in some pale purple with the green!
Can I pull it off?? Only 1/2 yard of the challenge fabric, not much room for mistakes!
All the green blocks made and previewed on the design wall - looking good!
I made the dark blocks the same way as the others, creating 4-1/2" blocks and mixing mixing mixing the blues and purples together to add texture and interest!
The quilt finished at 40 x 40.
By combining fabrics from the same general family but with different surface designs, I definitely did what I set out to do!
Notice the gently curved line quilting, keeping it simple!
That's it for now, guild meeting today. Have a great Saturday, sew forth and sew on til later!