I won a pattern from StudioCherie!
Cherie gave a free pattern to EVERYONE that participated in the first challenge! I chose a Travel Duffle Pattern. I plan to make a bag, this summer when I sew at our camper. Hop over and check out her wonderful patterns and handmade items. Thanks Cherie! Here's her blog!
I also won a layer cake of my choice from the Fat Quarter Shop! This is what I chose:
I picked Blueberry Pie, because I love blues! Hop over and check out all the wonderful fabrics they have a www.fatquartershop.com. Thanks Kimberly! Here's her blog!
But it is not about the prizes, it's about Project Quilting inspiring quilters to create!
This week, the challenge is "Tool Time". Tools are to be your inspiration for designing a quilt.
My inspirational tools are a large pusher shovel, a small shovel, a broom, and an ice chopper, (not in the photo - it's in the shed as our snow is melting).
I use these tools to shovel all the little paths in our yard in the winter.
I shovel the path around to the back side of our house that leads to my quilt shop entrance.
Here's where the path curves around to the back and goes by the pond and bird feeders.
Then the path turns back towards the house...
to my quilt shop door. I have two windows on this side and one on the other side. One day, I will take you on a tour inside.
As you leave the shop you curve back around and ...
... across to the front of the house and thru' the trellis. In the summer, that is where my Morning Glories bloom! <-- Here's the link to the posts about the quilt I made inspired by the blooms.
I show you all these paths, as they are kept clear of snow and ice with these winter tools. I have to admit that my husband helps keep the paths clear too... I don't do it all.
We have several paths to shovel in the winter in our yard. There is one that goes from the garage to the shed and to the garbage cans and the burn barrel. On the other side of the house we have a path to take our little dogs outside in the winter. So our winter tools are a necessity to uncover the paths.
As I start creating my quilt, I laid out the fabrics. I am using the batik blues from my Blueberry Pie Layer Cake that I won.
I will start with separating the 10 inch squares with black 1 1/4 inch strips. I can't show you my sketch today as it will give away what I am doing.
I sewed a strip on the top of each square.
I sewed the squares together in three rows of four squares.
Then I added a long strip to each side of the center row and the right side of the right row and the left side of the left row.
I lined them up offset and then sewed them offset.
This is my temporary design wall.
It's the sofa and a cedar chest with the white side of quilt, as the back drop for the photos.
This is the fabric I will use for the next step. I will give you a clue. I am going to rotary cut it in a really cool way to add the blue fabric.
I have been saving this blue for the perfect quilt project. This is it!
Enjoy your day!
Update: click here for Part two
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