It started innocently enough, catching up on blog reading three weeks ago. I read Katrin’s post on all the bee blocks she had made this year to date.
From Katrin’s blog
I saw her block, made for Stephanie. That finished quilt is here.
Stephanie’s bee blocks in progress
I thought to myself, “I bet those are 2.5″ squares. I have a few of those kicking around. This looks really easy to sew. I need something easy and mindless. Maybe I’ll try this.”
Now we all know how much I love 2.5″ squares. When I sort them I do a CMYK colour wheel but I also sort low volume, grey, brown, beige, black tone on tone, black with colours, ditto for the whites, and MULTICOLOURED.
I also realized that if I made a block every day in August I would have a decent size quilt top.
So here we go…
First time sewing in the new house!
Using the multi-coloured squares and black with colours. Because for what other kind of quilt will these disparate fabrics play well together?
First four blocks. Looks like a hot mess so far.
Therrrre’s the pattern.
I went through my fabrics and pulled all the”why do I have these and what was I thinking?” fabrics in beige.
And now I have a quilt top, with one whole week to spare. It’s a titch small, just 64″ square so I might add some borders.
Borders, backing, batting. I still have a week.
It has been a very long time since I’ve been able to say: linking up! Sew Fresh Quilts, and My Quilt Infatuation, Quilting is more fun than housework, and Cooking up Quilts!