A while back, I got some randomly sized pieces of this Ruby fabric from my local quilt shop. They were bits that had been cut off the Moda sample card and I got them all for something like $7. I cut the pieces that were big enough into 4" squares, and they sat on the shelf while I pondered what to do with them.
I found myself admiring the Churn Dash pattern a lot lately, and realized these squares plus some Kona in "snow" could easily be turned into this sweet block. It is a traditional block and I love how it looks with modern fabrics.
There are a lot of patterns and tutorials for this block, but it was a fairly easy one to make just by looking at it. It is four half square triangles, four half square rectangles and one plain block. I trimmed my squares down to 3.5 inches after sewing them together. This lovely quilt from Amy Smart is what gave me my inspiration. I loved how she alternated the placement of the prints and the solids on her blocks. I hope I have enough fabric to make at least a baby sized quilt. Some improvisation may be required!!
I have also finished the top of the Madrona Road Herringbone quilt. In an attempt to be more creative in naming my quilts, this one is called This Way and That Way because I had to be sure to cut half my strip sets this way and half of them that way!
This quilt top felt so bright and busy to me that I thought it needed the white border to calm it down a little bit
and to help offset the binding, which I think will need to be subtle.
I am looking forward to getting this finished up.
And, I have been cutting some red and pink squares to make a Valentine inspired quilt,
more on that to come.
So that is one W.I.P. from last week and two new ones started this week.
What are you working on? I'd love to see, so link up with Lee over at Freshly Pieced!!
Have a Happy Sewing Day,