I came across the pattern Simply Woven by Jessica Kelly over at the Moda Bakeshop. I fell in love with it at first sight. Very scrappy and made primarily of 2 1/2 inch strips, my favorite size of fabric to work with.
Have you ever fallen head over heals for a quilt and found out that you really hated making the blocks. I spent last Sunday evening cutting the strips from my scrap box from the last 6 - 9 months. Plenty of 2 1/2 inch tidbits. Monday night I started to make blocks, the finished block is a 12 1/2 inch square.
I sew in the evening after working all day to relax. I am one of those people who loves to chain piece. When I started these blocks I thought they would be a great Chain piecing project. Not So Much. You sew a little, you iron a little, you cut a little and start again to get the woven effect.
2 nights this week I went to my sewing room and put things away because I just couldn't work on the blocks. No sewing at all. At least I did accomplish some movement on the other 3 nights. So today (I'm writnig this late Saturday night) I buckled down because I am approaching a dead line. I finished the 20 blocks I needed and but them together.
I really do like the outcome as much as I hoped I would. I'm holding off posting this until tomorrow in hopes of getting a decent picture. The quilt is a wonderful scrap buster.
(I waited and I guess raining is better than dark, but you can see how happy a quilt it is.)
All of the fabric with color is as I mentioned scrap from the last few months projects. I did cut the white from my stash.
I would recommend this quilt to others. It really was easy to do, just not what I like to do. A personal preference.
Now that I have the 2 tops done I will need to get my act together and get them both quilted. I think I have 2 weeks which would not be bad with the exception of a trip tossed in to chew up a few days. I do love a challenge.
Have a great week.