|The Not So Gross Quilt|
|Yellow Brick Road Pattern in Swoon fabric.|
Hence the greater than usual number of quilts, quilt tops and other projects that have been showing up here in the last 3 weeks.
|Brit Quilt Swap 3 Mini-Quilt|
|Pencil Case extra for BQS 3|
|Bee Blessed block - Very Square Like Me|
|Bee Blessed Block - Antique Tile|
It's a much quicker pace of making than I normally have time, energy or indeed fabric to indulge in and there are still a couple more quilt commitments that need to be taken care of in the next month or two.
|Greys Quilt for Brother and SIL|
|Ladder Strip Quilt - gift for aunt|
While it has seemed decadent and been thoroughly pleasurable to be so creative, it won't be a sustainable pace so I'd like to start something that's a little more long term, less pressured but ticking over in the background; something I can dip in and out of amid other projects, without losing too much momentum in the project itself.
I think I may have found just the thing.
I have been collecting this pile of shirts (mine, my son's and my hubby's) to make a scrappy quilt for my son one day. I'll need a few more but as this will be a slower project that gives us time to wear out/outgrow a couple more each.
A few weeks ago, when I saw the Squares and Strips Bed Quilt by Cluck Cluck Sew I knew that this was exactly the pattern I'd like for this quilt and so now I have my project and my challenge:
- It'll be scrappy and I don't really have great confidence with scrappy (especially when it's a bit limited and clashing like some of this pile of shirts).
- I'm aiming for a single bed size quilt which will be the biggest quilt I've ever made. The piecing doesn't make me nervous, but the quilting does. Thankfully the pattern should lend itself to nice straight line quilting which I'll be very happy to achieve on something of this size.
So that's my plan. Oh, and I hope to have it finished before next summer when it will be lovely and warm and very necessary to change the duvet on DS's bed to a lighter summer quilt! (Who am I kidding?)
Now to start cutting off those sleeves and buttons!