Friday, August 18, 2017

Play Time

I didn't get a whole lot done this week, but I did do something.  I played.

At the 2015 AQS quilt show in Chattanooga my friend, Denise, bought a "mystery" charm pack at the Missouri Star Quilt Company booth for $5.00.  Even though I was determined not to buy any fabric that year, she talked me into buying one, too.

We both ended up with identical fabric from the Disney/Pixar Finding Dory line.  Denise thought we should do a challenge and each make a baby quilt from our charm pack.  That's what I played with this week.  

I started by putting a sashing strip around each block, thinking I would only use orange and yellow.  

But, no -- that would be too boring.  You know -- not colorful enough!  With such busy prints, though, I thought it would be nice to use all solids for the sashing strips.  I don't have a lot of solids in my stash so I decided to pull a few prints and see if the backs of the fabrics would work.   Some of them did!  

I managed to get about half the blocks made.  Not too bad for a half day of playing.  At least it's something. 

Did I mention that Denise's quilt is already finished?  I have some catching up to do.

I'm linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict. Another week earning a Whoop Whoop!  Check out her site to see what others are accomplishing!


Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Sandy, this is coming along beautifully. The solids frame the prints well and add a pop of color. This quilt will be one you love when you get through it. And good luck finding more time for sewing next week.

Gina said...

I love solid frames to charm squares and bright patterns. Always looks geat

Louise said...

So cute! This one will be so much fun for a little person :)

Kate said...

That's going to be a fun and colorful quilt.

Val's Quilting Studio said...

I agree....this is a fun one! Enjoy making it!