January 25, 2010 § 22 Comments
At the time, it felt like a crazy decision to sign up for a class the day after we got back from our ski trip. But I’m SO glad I did! My friend Linda and I wanted some girl time sewing together and decided to take a class from Judy Irish. Judy Irish is the long-arm quilter behind many quilts by Kaffe Fassett, Liza Prior Lucy, and Freddy Moran. The class was awesome! And Judy is a hoot! She is a great teacher, offering to iron, rip, make suggestions, solve problems or whatever needs to be done so that each student ends up with a fabulous quilt.
We worked on the Lone Star quilt from the book Freddy & Gwen Collaborate Again. And… can you guess? My star is made entirely from scraps. I made a point of digging through my scrap bins for larger pieces and didn’t put any thought into what I was throwing into the bag. As you know… I am completely addicted to my scrap bins at the moment.
Now I’m trying to decide what to put in the background. In keeping with the “nothing but scraps” theme, I could piece together a bunch of whites, creams, and light fabrics. I love being able to say that “no new fabric was harmed in the making of this quilt”.
However… I LOVE this check fabric! Dilemma number 1: This would break my nothing-but-scraps rule. Dilemma number 2: The greedy side of me wants to keep the check for myself. The plan was to give this quilt away as part of my scrap-quilts-for-friends plan.
The patched cream fabrics could be the backing. Or… I could find another fabric similar to the check. Or… I could keep this quilt for myself and come up with another scrappy quilt. I just found out (yesterday) that the birthday party & the Lost party have been separated into 2 different events. So, now I have until the END of February instead of the beginning of February to finish three scrappy quilts.
I definitely see a mini version of this coming out of my scrap bins. And possibly more than one!