What to do on a cold and snowy day? Stay home and sew of course! And long for the warmer weather now gone - but that's another story!
I've planned a completely scrappy quilt for ages, and I even spent time at a retreat last year sewing strips into long rows with the idea of making one of the quilts in Sunday Morning Quilts (one of my favourite books!).
I got all those strips out and looked them over, but I really wasn't feeling it. It seemed like it was going to be too dark and chaotic. Then I saw Cathy's quilt at the Blogger's Quilt Festival in the Scrappy category, and bingo! That's the one!
Cathy blogs at Blueberry Patch, and I always love her quilts. this one is Scrappy Crossroads.
By great good luck I have the book with the pattern, it is Modern Bee by Lindsay Conner.
Two days later and I have made 7 blocks, the first row. Only another 49 blocks to go! When I see how much of a dent I've already made in my pile of strips, I can only imagine how many more scraps I'm going to be digging out!
When sewing my original strips I had limited myself to red, pink, turquoise, grey, and white.
I'm going to stick with those colours, it seems like plenty, though I'd dearly like to work in some small pieces of purple here and there. We shall see!
Linking to Scraptastic Tuesday at She Can Quilt
Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts
Show and Tell Tuesday at Fresh Squeezed Fabrics
Till next time,