Sunday, March 19, 2006
I decided to clean out my drawer of blue fabrics. I was inspired by this scrap quilt artfulsister posted to her blog. I love the illusion of circles this pattern makes.
I'd been wanting to make a blue and yellow quilt and so I cleaned out my blue drawer and cut up all my smallish blue fabrics. These blocks make up very quickly. You basically make a 4-patch and then attach squares you fold back into triangles in the corners. This went together so fast that I quickly had a lap-sized quilt, but I have more blue fabrics I wouldn't mind using up, so I may go for a larger 80x80 inch quilt.
My only qualm is that I dislike the wrestling required to quilt a larger quilt. I think I can quilt this one pretty simply with straight lines, so I think I've decided to make an exception to my recent tendency to made table-top sized pieces.
I like these monochromatic quilts. I've selected a pattern with which to clean out my brown drawer.