Last week, Rachel at Stitched in Colour, announced Scrap Attack: String Fever. This was perfect timing for me. About eighteen months ago I agreed to make a quilt for my Aunt, and she picked out the fabrics - blues and pinks. Then the fabrics sat in a box. And stayed in the box. I wasn't really sure what to do with them. I wanted something traditional, but modern, that would keep me interested (I get bored easily of the same block again and again if it isn't challenging enough).
|Lots of cutting, but I don't think I have enough yet... especially not pink|
Then at Christmas I was given Hexa-go-go by Tacha Bruecher and I had a light bulb moment when I saw the quilt on the front cover. And Mum agreed that she thought my Aunt would like it - I did ask my Aunt last summer what she would like, and she said she trusted me and to do what I liked - Aunty Catherine, if you are reading this and don't like it, that's the risk you took :)
We checked the fabric I had on hand, and realised I needed more of the dark blue fabric. By some miracle it turns out to be a standard Hoffmann Batik fabric that is repeated (like Kona), so I was easily able to pick up some more. I've also added in Kona Snow.
But the start of the year involved lots of starts, and this wasn't one of them. Then when Rachel announced the scrap attack it was just the push I needed. The plan is a completed quilt top by the end of May. A completed quilt by the end of June?
I now have block one of thirty-six...