"There's always room for one more" - I think this goes both for christmas cookies and new quilt projects...
After sewing together my warm palette cherrywood top in improvised strings, I found the cool palette scraps kept popping into mind.
I find myself often doing quilts in odd pairs, twisting the palette or the pattern a bit(theme for another post - next year).
I mentioned in my last post how much I look forward to Denyse Schmidts new fabric line. She has a picture of a lovely quilt made up. So the two ideas brewed in my mind for a while. And I decided there was time to whip up another quick and easy recipe:
ingredients: 3 or 4 packs of cherrywood scrap bag + 2 yrd of indigo
preparing: divide the scraps into 2 groups by length 9" and 6"
- then cut or rip each group of scraps into strings of random width
- mix: working with the two groups separately, randomly pick strings and sew together
- distribute light and dark colors, and group strings in pleasing neighborhoods
arrange: using your design wall, pair them up in columns of one or two
cut, distribute and rearrange until they have reached the same length
cut: take your yardage piece and rip or cut into strips, including a top/ bottom one
final step:sew the bars together, using random widths
Wishing upon a star...
Someone special is still sick - poor thing.
It's time for me to wish you all a happy, peaceful, safe and creative New Year!
And may 2011 be a fun one!