Tuesday, September 2, 2008

And the winner is...

yellow! Yes, I decided to go with my favorite color combination for the Cathedral Window Quilt project. I realized as I worked on it this weekend that I don't have to start in the middle - I can actually start in one corner. It is much easier to add the window panes if you don't have a lot of bulk to work with. So I finished off two edges and started doing the panes using some yellows from my daughter's stash since I was at her house. I am liking the look and now need to start going through my stash to find different yellows. If anyone is interested in swapping some fabric squares, please leave a comment so I can get in touch with you. I need 2" squares in yellows. These can be pastels, brights, orange-yellows. Then can have some other colors in them but I want yellow to be the dominate color, though yellow and blue prints are ok. The plan is to have no two panes the same.


My daughter and I (with grandkids in tow) went to a garage sale that advertised quilt fabric. It was priced surprisingly low and I ended up spending $10 for 5 or 6 gallon ziploc bags full. One bag had scraps of batiks and one had 39 1.5" WOF strips. The batiks must have been left over from a batik quilt and there are some triangles and some squares and then various other scraps. I am thinking I will kind of lay it all out and see if I can put them all together in an interesting fashion - otherwise, they will go in with the rest of my scraps!


I am thinking I will combine these strips with some neutral strips and make a scrappy log cabin quilt. I am not sure how many blocks I will get but whatever I get will determine the size of the quilt! I have never made a log cabin so this might be a good time to try one - WAIT! I did make two Colorado Log Cabin quilts for my husband's brother and sister so I guess I am just revisiting the pattern! So, if anyone knows of another good pattern to use scrappy strips for, let me know, and maybe I will try that instead!

6 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

How many yellows do you need? (Is the quilt going to grow any bikker than what is shown?) I can send a bunch without needing any in return.

(Yellow is very welcome in my stash & it shows - When I made my first blue & yellow quilt, yellows were not very popular & I was new, so I did not have a stash. As a consequence, that quilt has everything from orange to lime - so I don't feel one bit bad about buying yellows...)

Margaret aka Supermom said...

Lucky You!!
I love the batiks :-)

LauraJ said...

I had to laugh at your comment today on my blog. I LOVE my Singer Touch n Sew. (Was a gift a long time ago by my birth mother.) That machine sews very, well!! I will miss her when I get the new (used) machine. I will keep her though and take her out to play once in a while.

Marie said...

Yay!
I love yellows and blues paired together.

Good luck finding more squares for your quilt.

SRK Quilts said...

I would love to send you some yellows. No need to send anything back since my stash is way out of control already...WELL, at least until I fall in love with a new fabric..hehehe

Be sure and post a picture when you finish.

Judy H. said...

It sounds like you have lots of yellows coming, but if you'd like more, let me know. :)