Monthly Archives: July 2017

Daisy Chain – In Progress

It’s been awhile since I’ve checked in here on the blog, for which I feel a bit guilty, but I promise I have a good excuse.  I have been doing a lot of quilting, (really, I have!!!) but the projects I’ve been working on I can’t share yet.  I’m hoping the first one is ready to share late summer/early fall, but the second one won’t be until later this year.  So, stay tuned!

In the meantime, here’s a quilt top I can share.

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This quilt features Annabel Wrigley’s upcoming fabric collection, Daisy Chain.  In my last post, I talked about the Ship’s Ladder quilt I made for her look book.  Since I made that quilt, I was able to get my hands on the fabric before it starts shipping.  Lucky me!

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After making the Ship’s Ladder quilt, I had jusssstt enough fabric left to squeeze a second quilt out of it.  And when I say I had just enough fabric left, I mean I was down to using every last scrap, which is right up my alley.

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In fact, I ended up having to make a few scrappy blocks to finish the quilt.

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I hadn’t planned on making scrappy blocks – I thought I had enough fabric – but I’m not a great quilt/fabric planner.  I’ll sketch out a quilt idea and just start sewing.  Usually that works out okay but sometimes I run into problems, and in this case, I realized about halfway through I wasn’t going to have enough fabric to make it to the end.  When the fabric starts getting low, scrappy blocks it is!

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I think the scrappy blocks look pretty good and add a little something to the quilt.

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All the fabric I used, including the solids, was fabric used in the Ship’s Ladder quilt, plus I had to add some of that solid yellowy/gold fabric I dug out of my stash.  It was the only way to make enough blocks and luckily it matched perfectly.

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This quilt definitely has summer vibes happening.  The colors are so bright and happy and I just love this fabric collection.  Speaking of which, I think Daisy Chain starts shipping soon.  Keep your eyes out for it!