Last weekend was the scrapbooking retreat. It was a good time. Very low key and pretty quiet. I feel like I got a good amount of pages done, 15. I've definitely done more before but I did finish all the picture I brought with me. I only have a couple more events and I will be up to current! Yikes! I need to start taking pictures of things other than quilts so I can scrapbook! Of course, I do have my childhood pictures I could get started on too.
So, along with everyone else I'm sure, I've been admiring chevron quilting. But, it looked kinda tricky and fussy and therefore not something that I would be willing to do. But one of the blogs that I read regularly, Stitched in Color had a post about a bee that she's involved in and it had chevrons. So, as I was reading the post it hit me that it looks like log cabin corners! Uh-huh. So, I started with a triangle and just started building from there. I am going to make a pillowcase with it, so I took a piece of tissue paper and folded it in thirds, but kinda wonky thirds and that's my template of sorts. I have another piece to make and then I will square it up. Kinda fun, huh?
Since I have finished the quilts I had in my stack, I am free to start a new one. I had a couple of weeks to think about what I wanted to do. I had no inspiration at first. But then, I had washed all that new fabric that I've just gotten and it was in a stack. I did not intentionally buy that fabric to go together. But, there it was all together and it just look right!
But now, what pattern? This took me a few days. But then I remembered that I had seen a pattern awhile back that had caught my eye. Naturally I am too cheap, ahem, frugal, to actually buy it. So, I put myself to work researching. I have an older Fons and Porter magazine that has a practically identical pattern in it, so that started the foundation of the star within a star. A quick google search with the block name and I found a tute. Course, for the flying geese I am doing the no waste method, which I love. The best part for me is that the geese come out bigger than you actually need so you can trim them down perfectly.
Here is my test version with vintage sheets. I need to work on my seam allowances because they coming in just shy of 12.5 x 12.5. Here is the first square of the quilt! I love it! Every large square is going to have that brown border star and then each middle will be either brown, orange, green or red.
Yesterday I stopped in Joann's and came across this fat quarter. Isn't it funny? I have NO idea what I will do with it yet, but just knew I needed to have it!