The week has flown by, and it's finally Friday again! And you know what that means - it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on! Spring always makes me want to start new projects, and I've got the beginning of one to share with you today - so let's get started!
A few weeks ago, I received my copy of Christina Cameli's new book, Wedge Quilt Workshop. Oh so many pretty quilts!! I had a lot of fun in her wedge class at QuiltCon last year, so I knew it would be good, but this book is just loaded with great stuff!
This quilt immediately caught my eye - I just love the clamshell look, especially because this one is appliquéd with no curved seams! So I grabbed a fat quarter bundle of Make Life... by Sweetwater that I picked up from a friend's destash and started cutting wedges...
...and not too long after that, I had all the crescents sewn together! But I had something a little different in mind for the background, so I set those to the side and grabbed some storage bins that had been sitting around my studio for way too long.
I've been saving old jeans for years, thinking I'd use them someday to make a quilt - and this seemed like the perfect time! I went through all of these and cut a bunch of 6" x 18" strips from the legs.
Because they varied in cold from light to dark, I decided to arrange them with the light ones at the top and the dark at the bottom. The lighting wasn't great today - blasted rain! - but you can see above what my background will look like.
Then, because I couldn't wait to see what it would look like, I laid all my crescents out on the background pieces - and I love it! I think it's going to look spectacular when it's finished. I've started sewing the background pieces together, but it should be done soon and then I get to start appliquéing the crescents on! I'm not sure what I'll do as far as batting - it may be really heavy with all that denim - but I'll work that out later....
So - - - can I get a whoop whoop?
And now it's your turn!
What's got you whooping it up this week?
What's making you do a little happy dance?
Share! We want to dance right along with you,
And it's always more fun to dance with friends!
The party will stay open until Sunday midnight.
Hope to see you there!