I was going through my stash recently to cut up fat quarters for the fat quarter swap we do at my guild (The Memphis Area Modern Quilt Guild) meeting each month. I came across these sweet snail and dragonfly prints and decided to keep them to make a baby quilt for upcoming baby showers and such. I matched them to some Kona solids that I had from a great Craftsy sale a while back. Those prints are from a 2010 line called Breeze for In The Beginning fabrics. I wanted to do an HST quilt of some kind so chose the 4 at a time method of cutting and sewing. I cut 7″ squares then placed them right sides together and sewed a 1/4″ seam all around the edges. Cut on the diagonal each direction and you end up with 4 sections 4 1/2″ square. This method seems to be a bit more precise for me and I think I’ll need to find a chart of some kind to show what size square will get to what size final section. This left me with a nice pile of pieces to iron and then decide how I wanted to place them. Once I laid them out on the floor I got to rearranging and rearranging and rearranging and ended up here. I’m still not sure but I definitely like where it’s going. The heart part is really sweet. I still may change up the 3 inside squares. What do you guys think? Should I keep those patterned squares or change them to more solids?
Why does anybody need this many empty show boxes in their closet? I sure don’t – so to the recycle bin they went. I did find 2 pairs of super awesome shoes though so it was a win-win. I was also able to purge 2 bags of clothes for donations and 2 large bags of garbage. It was incredibly freeing to get rid of stuff that I don’t like and will never wear again or have actually never worn. Now my closet is a happy place without shoeboxes and ill-fitting clothing all over the place.
Now, it’s time to get back to my other happy place and sew some pretties together. I did get another bee block done. This one is the Double Star block. It came togther really quickly and I like how it looks. The queen bee wanted navy, grey, gold, peach, cerise, aqua, text, and white. I have a block in mind for my month but is one may be good too. I’m waiting to see what else gets released before I make a final decision. I’m glad I was able to get a later month as my queen bee month. It’s giving me so many options of blocks to choose from. They have also been a challenge as I have been pulling exclusively from stash. But that has also been the fun part of this bee. I like seeing what I can find in my stash to put together the perfect color combo for the queen. I’m looking forward to next month’s selection on both color combo and block.