So I started another project. I know, I know. I certainly don’t need another project but I did it. I started another quilt.
In my defense my 2 1/2″ bucket was WAY overflowing with scraps..WAY. I couldn’t get the lid to close anymore. That’s when a quilter knows it’s time. It’s time to make a quilt. So I was on the hunt to figure out what I could make. I started to design something but then I remember there was a someday quilt on my list. Of course, it’s a Bonnie Hunter quilt….Star Struck.
The quilt can be found in her book Scraps and Shirttails I. Ever since I saw the quilt I thought about making it…then when Kelli and I saw Bonnie in Storm Lake. She was showing it off during her trunk show and Kelli and I volunteered to be the quilt holders. That was really fun getting to be the quilt holders during the presentation. It allowed us to see the quilts close up and really realize that what’s on the print of the fabric makes no real difference and what really matters is the background fabric.
With the group of kiddos I have in my childcare right now, all of them are on the same schedule. They all nap/or watch an educational show on TV at the same time. That leaves me with about 45 to an hour each afternoon to do whatever I want as long as I am on the main floor with the kids and able to observe them.
So over the last week in the morning I sewed 2 1/2″ strips together in the morning and then at nap time in the kitchen I ironed them and cut them into segments. It really works out great.
This is really a perfect quilt to work on this way…so it’s become my project. I have it this far..all of the 4 1/2″ segments are cut and ready for their next step. I thought about setting this one aside now that there’s a little bit of breathing room in the 2 1/2″ scrap bucket but you know..this would be a good project to just keep working on.
Early in the morning I could sew the corners on…in the afternoon I could clip and iron them. Hmmmm. When I first started this I was sure it was going to become a UFO but now I’m thinking maybe not….I might just keep going on this one.
I think one of the reasons I’m not going full throttle on this one is that I’m not sure what to do for sashing…green typically isn’t my color. Any suggestions??
Today we’re hooking up with Patchwork Times.