Monthly Archives: July 2017

Daisy Chain

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.


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!


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.


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


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!


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


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.


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!