Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Blue Brown & White

A couple of months ago I had an idea that didn't go anywhere. Not because it wasn't a good idea, but I got a better one, and followed that path instead.

Unlike my pal Julie, I do not put fabric pulls like this in a box for working on later. I put them back in my stash. I like to know that whenever I decide to make something I have ALL my fabrics available to me.


I've been doing the "stuff" that bogs us all down. Cleaning, bookkeeping, organizing, upkeeping... you know. The stuff that keeps you away from the sewing studio. I was told once that when I do not spend regular time in my studio I get "snarky." I also get down and depressed. When I thought about it, I realized it was true.

The solution is to get the hell into the studio and do something, anything. I remembered the brown and blues and whites. I was talking to Julie about it and although I wanted to do something with those colors, I didn't want to do another Zebra quilt, or another Scrap Slabs. "Make a Slashed Squares quilt," Julie suggested.

I thought it was a good idea. It's a quick quilt, and I can make it on autopilot. I decided to make this one out of scraps. Since I need a 7" square for each block, I decided to start there and went through my scrap bins to find fabrics from which I could cut that size square.

I spent about an hour in the studio and it was enough to settle my nerves. I'll go back in there tomorrow, but this is what I have so far. No, I do not know how many blocks I will need, or how big the quilt will be, or where it will live or any of those details. I'm going to cut fabric and see where the colors take me.

Because, hello, that's how I roll.


Quiltdivajulie said...

Yes! Gorgeous colors in those squares.

Ann said...

Those are wonderful browns. I don’t see many of them lately and my stash is reduced. They are on my list of colors to watch for. It will be fun to watch what you do here, too.

The Selvage Fairy said...

When you make the square, before slashing, do you press the seams open or to one side?