In keeping blogtober going (so far so good!) I decided to go back into my vault of photos for unposted ideas for my blog, and came across a quilt idea I had in 2011, bought the material for, but never made after becoming disillusioned by the catastrophy that happened to the American Log Cabin quilt that made me never want to quilt again! I’m aware this is also something I never mentioned here so that may give me a topic to post about tomorrow. MIA WIPs! (Missing in action Works in Progress LOL XD) But I digress.
Back in 2011, I saw what I thought were gorgeous prints on Connecting Threads website. The line was called Summertime Blossoms. Here are the swatch images I saved from their website.
So since they were having a sale, I got to work planning a simple quilt. Being new to quilting, I did the math as best I could. Here are scans of the notes and how I tried to plan the quilt.
After figuring out the plan and simple pattern of just colorful blocks, I tried to mock up these blocks using photoshop to plan these quilt blocks to give me an idea of what they will look like. Here are the images I came up with.
After I ordered what I thought was enough fabric (which I’ll be sure of before I start the quilt now) it pretty much sat until I finished some others I started. However after that log cabin quilt i mentioned earlier, I just had to take a break. I’m glad I did though. I want to start up again and instead try to make my quilts using the ‘quilt as you go’ method.
This seems sooo much more manageable and easy to accomplish great looking quilts. Especially since I don’t have a large enough neck on my sewing machine to try and run a full size quilt underneath it.
Here is what I think is an excellent video series of a youtuber quilter i’m subscribed to learn more. I think she gives clear instructions if you want to try it as well. It definitely is encouraging me to now try this Summertime Blossom quilt this way. So for that reason alone, i’m glad I waited.
Here is one of the videos in the series on how to quilt as you go. In this one she goes over connecting the borders after you make your blocks.