Its a 12 week quilt along and when I'm finished I'll have 12 fully completed quilt blocks for the quilt top. As much as I would have loved to run out and bought a bunch of fabric for this quilt along I made a promise to myself that I'll just use the fabric in my stash and see what I come up with. That being said I have a wide range of totally girly fabrics that don't necessarily go together.
This is a portion of what I was trying to go through to figure out what fabrics might work well with this quilt. I've got a bunch of cheap'ish fabric from my local Fabricland but only a few pieces work together with each other so I think its going to be a VERY wild, busy and crazy quilt by the end of the 12 weeks but thats ok - thats what scrap quilts are all about or at least what I keep telling myself!
I finally decided on four fabrics that I'm pretty sure that I like together. Part of me wants to run to the fabric store to find a 'better' boarder fabric BUT I'm sticking to my guns and not going to buy anything for the quilt top (I'll need to get some batting and backing but thats a different story!!).
I had originally taken this picture as an EPIC FAIL picture since I thought we were cutting the 5 big squares as pinwheels and I thought I messed up but after re-reading the instructions I realized I didn't screw up and thats always a good feeling!!!
This is the block top laid out before having the smaller blocks pieced together. I had managed to sew the bottom row together then my sewing machine kept messing up on me and eating my fabric. After switching thread, turning the machine off for a while, cleaning some extra lint out, giving it a good whack and yelling at it I finally had to turn it off for the night before I started 'Angry Sewing'. Angry Sewing is a bad, bad thing since I always manage to do way more damage than good when I get into a huff trying to sew.
Hopefully my machine will be in a better mood tomorrow when I start back on it and finish the rows and add the boarder to it.
Week 1 almost finished - 11 more weeks to go!!!