Saturday, January 26, 2013

WIP - scrappy trip along

We were up in the mountains away from my sewing machine for New Years. I brought hand sewing and quilting projects along. (And knitting)
...and then the weird Instagram phenomenon knows as #scrappytripalong happened.... I kept joking with J, "it's Jan 2 and I've already missed out on the biggest thing of the year!" One or two bloggers decided to use up scraps and make this fun, fast quilt. Then everyone else joined in and there were suddenly hundreds of pics all over Instagram. So when I got home, I decided now was the time to chop into my treasured AnnaMaria Horner fabrics - ones I have bought and basically just looked at for years. One from this line, one from that line. (Was I ever going to use them?) well, my friend and bee-mate Janice, at Betteroffthread, decided this was the time to use up her AMH collection (in supersoft voile) and when I saw that I knew I wanted to use my hoard. Of course, I didn't have enough for a whole quilt, so I supplemented with lots of other complements and solids too... And managed to get 16 blocks sewn together that first week of January. Mimi immediately claimed the quilt-to-be for her new bed - which meant the size was gonna be a full size quilt.
I'm only 1/2 done now, but you can see how colorful and fun this is going to turn out. It's funny that an old fashioned quilt pattern would get a sudden massive resurrection due to social media. Go figure.



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