I don’t think I’m in much of a position to complain—winter has been pretty wimpy here in New England. A few weeks ago, though, I got all twitchy about the dreary skies and salt-covered cars and grayness of it all. Since quilting is my solution to almost everything, I made a quilt, an effort to combat my spring-deprived state. Pairing gray 2.5-inch squares with ones in gold, orange, blue, navy, and green, I made a scrappy version of my Ridiculously Easy Jelly Roll Quilt and named it Good Day Sunshine.
|Good Day Sunshine: my solution to the end-of-the-winter blues.|
I’m pretty pleased with the fabric usage here, folks. The chevrons alone were 2½ yards of fabric, and the backing ate up some big chunks of Denyse Schmidt fabrics (some from my first-ever quilt!). This is well-timed fabric use: T minus one month until I go back to Marden’s. (The last time I was there I bought more than 30 yards of fabric ... for less than $150!)
|I’m pretty sure I’m the only quilt blogger who has photo shoots at the cemetary!|
To make your own Good Day Sunshine Quilt, head over to Sew Mama Sew for the tutorial!
|Lots of lovely Denyse Schmidt fabrics on the back.|
|I really enjoyed quilting this project with big chevrons that mimic the design. |
(Wait. Did I just say I enjoyed quilting something?!)
For those of you who are keeping track of the math, I did use a jelly roll in this project—a solid white one. In January, I noted that after using two jelly rolls, I still had four stashed. You would think I’d be down to three now, right? Nope. My boys bought me this beauty for my birthday in February. Three jelly rolls down, still four to go!
|Blueberry Park by Karen Lewis|
I’m curious ... do the seasons influence your sewing projects? I’ve had a beach bag on my to-do list forever. I suspect I’ll get around to making it some rainy day this spring, in eager anticipation of the summer. : )
Linking up to Let’s Bee Social, Needle and Thread Thursday, and Finish It Up Friday ...