Saturday, August 28, 2010

DQS9 - Deadline is just around the corner!!

Which means I am just getting started on my little quilt! Well, the cutting/sewing part anyway. I've already spent countless hours stalking my partner (in the best way ;D) and sorting through fabric and design ideas.

My partner seems to like modern quilts and retro-mod stuff for her house, too. Favorite colors seem to be blues and greens. She likes hexagons - who doesn't?

So my first idea was to make a little quilt following the instructions from the Old Red Barn Co. Quilt Along on Flickr for a hexagon quilt. I just used 1.5" strips instead of 2.5". I found a fat quarter bunch on Etsy with that kind of meets the color requirements; it has owls which are cute, but I don't want it to be too cutesy. Anyway, here's the first batch of blocks.

That's Essex Linen that I'll probably use for the triangles...I think. Boy, that stuff is hard to find!

I have some other ideas, too, that I'll play around with tonight and tomorrow. I'm thinking maybe something using half hexagons, or maybe a double hourglass quilt using the Essex linen and the other fabrics I've got in my stack. I have to be careful about doing anything too scrappy - my stash doesn't really stretch that far. It always amazes me how someone who has as much fabric as I do never seems to have the fabrics I need...

Happy Quilting!!