i'm so excited to finally have the time to share this with you! it's been sitting here since last may when i made this quilt for quilt market.
but as you all know the kiddos are in school now and i did my "go and do everything i've not been able to do since june 1st without children" all in two days.
i went to get my car detailed, went grocery shopping, to fabric stores, went to hang out with friends, went to eat with-friends-went-to-target-went-and-walked-around-places-just-because-i-could-AND-THEN-I-WENT-AND-ATE-CHOCOLATE-IN-THE-MIDDLE-OF-THE-DAY-IN-THE-KITCHEN!!!!!!!!!!!
COULD.so i got it all out of my system and now i am able to get back to work.
it's basically a mom's version of the first weekend of college for freshman when they realize there's parties and no parents around. not that i would know anything about that...i've just heard about that kind of stuff.
anyways. what were we talking about. OH yes, here's my project i've been wanting to show you.
it looks like i used different shades of fabric, but in actuality i used my ombre fabric.
lets get started
what you will need:
-1/2 yard fabric of green, blue, teal, and gray.
-1 1/2 yards of fabric of white or background fabric.
-ruler to cut strips and to trim down HST (half square triangles)
cut 4- 4" x WOF (width of fabric) strips
-sub cut from strips 20- 4" squares
from white fabric:
cut 4- 12 1/2" x WOF strips
-sub cut from strips 16- 12 1/2" squares
-put aside 16- 4" from each color (you'll trim these down a little bit later but lets leave all the trimming to the same time)
and please don't freak out that it's pink, i totally missed taking pictures the first time around of a quite a few steps so i made some of the steps using pink.
-do this to all your paired up squares
-place first row and sew as follow: 2 squares
-second row 2 HST then sew it to the first two squares to create a 6 1/2" square
-sew the two 3 1/2" squares on either side of the second row.
-third row you are going to sew 4 HSTs and sew it to the above sewn block
-i like to draw a line so that i can have a guide to follow.
(hint: make sure you dont sew over your points of the squares already sewn)
-pin in place
-sew on the line
now do it again for all the other ones
-sew your blocks
walking foot and quilted straight lines just like i did in my reverse hopscotch.
:) school rocks.
we'll talk soon.