Monday, January 03, 2011

New Year, New Project

My neighbor asked me to make her daughter a birthday quilt, so I planned a simple quilt in bright colors, made from 6 inch squares.  In this picture you can see the colored pattern, so I can keep track of my pieces without a design wall.  I am making a four-patch with two pink squares and one each of green and purple.  This will be a very scrappy quilt, since I cut 11 different pinks, 5 greens and 5 purples. 
 To get random blocks, I stacked the colors and mixed them as I chain-pieced.  The next step is to sew unique four patches together, then build 4x4s and 8x8s until I have the top finished.
 I saw this fabric on the sale rack and thought it was perfect for the backing:
It is a fun project to work on in these grey and unusually cold winter days in the desert!

1 comment:

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

I LOVE the backing fabric!