I thought I would use this quilt as a chance to try to use up my scraps and stash, and so far it's working. It has been fun to embrace the Farmer's wife's philosophy of using what you have on hand instead of buying new.
I have to admit I haven't enjoyed every step of this process. The templates drive me crazy and I haven't used them unless absolutely necessary. As I have been doing these, I'm realizing that my piecing skills probably aren't as good as I thought, but I think this quilt will help me improve. I'm also loving that I'm using up my extra little pieces I have been saving for years (some of the scraps I have used, I've had since I first started sewing).
So, here they are, the first ten blocks:
If you are someone who is bothered by scrappiness, don't look at these pictures! These blocks look like a bowl of jelly beans! I love that look, but I know it drives some people crazy!
Block #1 Attic Windows
Block #2 Autumn Tints
Block # 92 Streak of Lightning
The #3 block is a basket ,which requires applique, and I don't applique. I will have to come back to it later. I need and want to learn, but I don't think this tiny little block is the place to start. That's why I did #92 instead.
I used AMH Innocent Crush.
# 4 Basket Weave
I'm very pleased to say I used some of my oldest sewing scraps for this block. I don't even remember what the blue and red fabrics were for, but I've had them for a long time. The white is a polka dot from Bliss by Moda.
#5 Bat Wing
I love this one! I thought it screamed for some black fabric, so I used (I think) a Michael Miller print, and a burgundy quilter's linen. This one is a little smaller than the others so I might have to add a little border all around when I'm piecing this together...I have decided that no matter what I'm not re-doing any of these blocks!!
#6 Big Dipper
#7 Birds in the Air
Fabric: Erin McMorris and Michael Miller
This block almost did me in! While trying to piece this one, I came so close to throwing in the towel. I'm glad I stuck with it because it actually turned out okay...
Fabrics: Gypsy Road by Moda and more Art Gallery.
I wasn't sure about this one while I was making it, but I think it turned out pretty good! I'm starting to get a little adventurous with my fabric choices!
Fabric used: Dolce, Innocent Crush and more Art Gallery.
If you stuck with this whole post, thanks! I appreciate it! From now on I will post whenever I make two of them, I promise!
The blocks do seem a little busy when all put together, but I'm hoping when paired with some Kona Snow sashing, they will somehow come together.