Recently, I've seen several blogs showing quilts using collections of plaids and homespuns. Hey! I have a collection of homespuns and regular cotton plaids. What a great idea to use them up, hopefully. I recently got some Technique Sheets from Studio 180 Designs. One is called Migrating Geese, a variation on flying geese blocks. Hum, would this work with my plaids? Why not? Bigger question, would I have enough of several backgrounds to make a lap quilt? Maybe.
The cool part of the Technique Sheet is it has information to make the block, but even better, it gives a variety of sizes too. Saturday afternoon I decided to cut a few and see how the blocks came out and are put together. Here are my first few blocks. I think I'll put sashing between the rows. And, I need to make a few blocks that become the tops and bottoms. I might have spent an hour on these.
Sunday we were spending most of the day at our daughter's house to celebrate Sophie's 10th birthday. But I had 30 minutes in the morning where I ironed and cut several more fabrics. I know I'll need a lot more background but I have a nice piece from a wide back that I will be using along with a couple of homespun pieces. Each square of plaid makes two of the diagonal shapes. I've got quite a few I can start sewing tomorrow.
I'm hoping to get some more blocks stitched up tomorrow and perhaps I can mix up all the blocks and get enough blocks to make the top. These are very quick to make. Who knows, maybe by Friday I'll have another top done. Yes, these blocks are that fast to make! The ones below are not sewn together. They remind me of making braid blocks. I'll be mixing up all of these colors and hopefully will have a pleasant mixture.
Even though this is a new start I'm pretty sure it will be finished fairly quickly. So, who knows, I may need (want?) to start another new project. I'm a little tired of finishing UFOs for a while!
Happy Quilting! Bonnie