Then Staci, over at The Confused Quilter, commented that she COULD be persuaded to make them and the e-mails began to fly. There wasn't even any arm twisting involved. This was a good time for both of us and we decided we would stitch together. I'm secretly hoping some of her talent will rub off on me.
Last week we decided to meet at the cutting table and cut we did. Don't you love making the first cut in a new project?
I chose this white on white dot from Weekend Clubhouse by Swirly Girl Designs for Michael Miller for the background:
\So pop over there to see Staci's version. She's chosen an awesome line of fabric that is just going to make me want to make one just like hers, but that happens a lot with her projects. She has a knack for putting things together.
We started with the 16-patches.
I love the way these strips look hanging from our son's armoir:
Then I loved them even more once they were cut into 2" squares:
It was so much fun plucking each square from the basket and matching it with it's background. It's a little sad how happy these fabrics make me.Lots of setting of seams and pressing, resulted in this:
30 cheerful 16-patches. Thankfully I was kept company by Jesse Stone...aka Tom Selleck. He's good company when pressing and trimming.
Next up...1/2 square triangles...
and more Jesse Stone. :)