Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Still rethinking

Today I quilted Judy's lovely star quilt. I love the colours of this quilt and Judy's piecing and pressing are very precise.

Whilst watching my machine quilt this quilt, I decided to clear the table in the room to make a cutting station for myself. I used this table today to trim both Lorraine and Judy's quilt and also cut up some strips.

I am organising a scrap strip swap at the fat quarterly retreat in July. Each person has to cut 12 different strips 2.5" x 18" and put them in a bag. They can swap as many bags as they like. I thought it would be a good idea to start cutting some strips today. These scrap strip bags will enable the participants in the swap to quickly make up some scrappy trip around the world blocks. I also allocated some of the strips to make blocks for the siblings together charity quilts that the kinky bee participants are putting together also to be donated at the fat quarterly retreat.

We are making one boy quilt and one girl quilt for siblings together. The girl quilt is to be aqua, pink, mauve and grey with a hot pink main diagonal. The boy quilt is to be light blue for the diagonal with blue, grey, aqua, white and green.

And here is block number three. I am trying to get a grey diagonal in all of the blocks.

1 comment:

QuiltCandy said...

What a beautiful star quilt! And the swap sounds like fun. Loving your Scrappy Trip blocks, as always :-)