I must say that, since opening the shop and learning to knit (I know, that sounds a bit backwards, doesn't it? Opening a yarn shop and THEN learning to knit? But I didn't know it would be a yarn shop when I opened, it just kinda evolved...) I've been knitting much more than I have been quilting. That and making class samples for all my kids' sewing classes. But last night, I was tidying my sewing room at home and realized that I couldn't properly close the drawer with the blue fabrics in it. Honestly, I don't use blues very often. So, what's a gal to do but make a blue quilt? I had inspiration for a quick and easy quilt from the Emerald Waves quilt in the April/May 2014 McCall's Quick Quilts issue, and tweaked it to make it work for yardage of white that I had. I targeted all the smaller pieces of blue in the drawer, cutting what I needed for the quilt and then cutting the rest into scrap squares for future scrap projects. I'm happy to report that the blue drawer has now been tamed! I got 14 of the 50 blocks I plan to make completed. At this rate, I should be finished with the top by the end of the week!
|The blue fabrics just won't fit in the drawer anymore.|
|See my inspiration photo? And I cut my scraps to every size between 1.5" square and 5" square for future projects.|
|So far, so good. Although I don't like it as much as the original green quilt - I LOVE GREEN!|