Thursday, March 10, 2011

Stash Attack

I've been thinking about this one for a while.  I'd picked up some Martinique chenille and had a charm pack and a lot of scraps leftover from when I made made my ruffle quilt.  I wanted a simple design for this, something with big blocks to highlight the chenille and simple piecing because I was worried about working with the chenille.  It didn't stretch like I expected but the ridges push the seams around so it is a bit challenging.  It also makes lots of lint and my studio is now covered in coral fuzz. 

I was determined not to buy any more fabric for this so I also pieced the back with what I had leftover.  It was really close!  In a perfect world I would have aligned the pieced row with the front but this is how it had to be.  Just some simple straight-line quilting on the pieced squares to hold it all together.  The binding is on and tacking it down will be the perfect project for driving to Maine this weekend.  There's nothing like a 3 hour car ride to get some handwork done;-)

No comments:

Post a Comment