I came home from Tennessee without my mobile devices (thanks to my parents, I received them last last Thursday) and with a cold. On Friday, I decided to take it easy, and despite my best efforts of going slow, this bug has decided to linger. My weekend consisted of lots of naps, hot tea, and additional rest. That being said, I made some time to do a bit of sewing, and I am looking forward to seeing where my Stash Statement project takes me.
The first step was to go to my stash and create my fabric pull for the project. The quilt I am making, Murrina, requires a pretty good amount of background fabric, and I selected Kona Breakers that I had on hand.
My next step was to pull prints from my bins to create the improv panels, and I was drawn to chartreuse through fuchsia. I really like how these colors are playing together. I am reserving the right to go back to my stash and add more variety to the prints shown here, but I pulled the prints that were more scrap like and in the same color groupings for a place to start.
My plan is to do a bit of idea testing and play while I am making the improv block slabs required for the quilt. I’ve had a few more combinatorics style block ideas simmering for a while that I want to try out informally.
As a quick side note: this view of my cutting mat is rather messy for me and kind of freaks me out.
Getting to see the blocks is definitely inspiring enough that I bet I can power through and get my scrap / stash improv panels made. I am planning to make a smaller version of Murrina (requiring 4 instead of 9 full size blocks), so I only need (4) 8 1/2-inch squares, (9) 6 1/2-inch squares, and (13) 4 1/2-inch squares. 3 down… only 23 to go!
What did you work on this weekend?