Friday, January 17, 2014
Friday Finish- (and a new start)
I quilted a simple loopy design in the busy pear fabric, and I echoed the chevron in the accent strips. I used this pattern to make the tree skirt. I made a few modifications to the pattern.
I took a detour from the "finish" road when I saw this quilt. At the end of December I could not close my scrap drawer for my blue fabrics. When I sorted them, I noticed that almost all of the fabrics in the bin were of the light and medium variety. I began searching for a pattern to use them with. I even asked several friends to be on the lookout for something I could use light blues on. I don't know what it was about this quilt, but it inspired me to start ironing "the pile".
I don't know what size her blocks were, but my scraps were pretty small so I drafted my pattern for a 6" finished block. I know I have seen this pattern in a book, but I drafted my own pattern. If you are interested in making this block, it can be made with a 2 1/2" X 7 1/2" strip of the color fabric. 5 - 6" finished crosses can be made with each jelly roll strip.
I was hooked the moment I finished my first 2 blocks.
I have a good variety of blues cut for the weekend retreat, and I used my Accucut to cut my background fabric (Kona Snow) efficiently. I haven't decided if I should add a little light green to the palette yet.
Stop back on Monday to see everything I accomplished at the retreat. Thanks for stopping by.
I'm celebrating my finish by linking up with crazy mom quilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, and Link a Finish Friday.