I started taking the Craftsy class Strip Your Stash by Nancy Smith. She has some great ideas for using strips to make quilts that are fast and easy.
I really like her idea of using photos that you like and using the colors in the photo to select fabrics that will work together.
I must say that Nancy has a much nicer stash than I do. At some point I got into a blue phase and so I have tons of blue fabrics that now are not very exciting to work with. Perhaps I could add a little orange to spice up the blues. However, I have very few orange fabrics. So perhaps I will have to make a trip to the fabric store. I do have some yellow fabric and they would work as well.
I am would love to try out Nancy's strip techniques but I am currently making a quilt for the Calgary Flood Relief. Hopefully soon I will get to try out strip techniques.
Monday, July 8, 2013
Saturday, July 6, 2013
I have a new pattern in the latest McCall's Quick Quilts magazine called Heartstrings. It is very easy to make in just a few hours and is free with the purchase of the magazine. McCall's does such a great job of taking my pattern instructions and making them so easy to follow. McCall's Quick Quilts Heartstrings