I'm so happy to share these two projects that are works in progress. They are going so well and I am very excited to see how much I can get done this weekend.
These are all my blocks for a What a Bunch of Squares Quilt (WABOSW)from Denyse Schmidt's book Quilts. I have made this pattern once before, but found that I choose all bright medium colors (yellow and greens mainly). It sort of felt like a circus quilt when I was done. The fabric here was from one of those holiday packages sold at Joanne's. They aren't holiday colors, but they were in a little tin all picked out and matching. One of my aunts gave them to me for Christmas.
My other WABOSW quilt was also too perfect. I followed more of a pattern with it. Cutting out so many of the middle, small, and large sizes. This time I really just winged it. It went a lot faster that way.
Except for when I was like 15 blocks in and I realized I might not have enough fabric. Luckily I made do and that is why there are a few crazy blocks mixed in.
I plan to border each block in white. It will be a full sized quilt for our bed. Surprisingly, most of my quilts are throw sized. I tend to stay away from the larger ones because they are difficult to manage once they get put together. I still need to finish my mom's Christmas quilt. That has been weighing heavily on me and making me feel wicked guilty. Soon, mom, soon.
I just realized looking at these photos that they are all slightly out of focus. I took them this morning and sometimes it takes my contact lenses a few hours to settle in if you know what I mean.
Okay, I am just going to show a glimpse of this project. I love this new technique and will share it with you next week when I get the book that I recently ordered. I can't believe I haven't seen this crop up on other blogs yet. There are so many options with what you can do with this.
The texture gets even better once washed. I haven't had a chance to wash this piece yet.