This week has been great! I have been trying several new techniques (to be discussed at a later time), my 5-year-old son told me he wants to learn to sew, my friend gifted me a ton of quilting supplies, and the members of the guild I belong to (East Bay Modern Quilt Guild) were given a challenge(YEAH!). I will admit that I was super excited at the idea of free fabric since I have vowed not to buy fabric this year. I love finding loop holes in my system!! The guild members were give a charm pack of Robert Kaufman Kona Solids in a dusty pallet. We were suppose to make a name tag, but I had already done one using crushed velvet, embroidery thread, fabric glue, and a child’s bracelet.
I couldn’t wait to get home and I put the on my design wall. I was thinking about 6 minute circles since I had just seen a demo at the meeting, but decided to save that for another project. While staring at the wall, I started thinking about stacked coin quilts. The design is simple enough and it really showcases the array of colors.
I found a fun floral in my stash and I still have no idea where it came from. I really believe that I have a Fabric Fairy that comes to visit me when I am sleeping to slip little goodies into my stash. The charm pack solids really brought out the colors in the pattern.
The quilt top went together super fast and now I am not sure what to do next. I am still thinking of how to quilt it, but I am really pleased with the direction I am going. I am naming the quilt “Stepping Stones” since it reminds me of pavers in a garden.
This week I am also trying to finish many other projects. I am doing my first free-motion quilt with my selvage quilt. A little scary, but also a little exciting. I have had a bunch of new ideas for my scrap quilt border and will be having fun piecing the back.