Yesterday I did a review on the book Scrappy Fat Quarter Quilts and I couldn’t resist starting a couple new quilts. There was so many neat designs in the book but these two quilts looked perfect for my scraps. Do I need more quilts…..more projects……no, but that has never stopped me before! These may take some time to make as they will be my “in-betweeners”. Both quilts are in their own box so I can pull one of them out at a moments notice whenever I want a break from my current quilt.
The first one is called Trail Marker designed by Ashley Newcomb.
I am going to use a combination of batiks and neutral prints in my stash. Since this is a long term project I printed out a photo of the quilt and information that will be kept with the pieces.
The blocks are very easy to make.
I have a ways to go on this quilt, I have a lot of brown batiks so I think I will make all of my blocks with browns and neutrals.
Update: I ended up finishing my project using the Trail Marker pattern and made a table runner with it, be sure and check it out!
When I saw Barbed Wire by Liz Porter my eyes immediately noticed the beautiful black print that I had in my stash and knew it would be perfect for this quilt.
I also have many, many half square triangles that I have cut from leftovers with my AccuQuilt 2″ finished HST die so I just cut the pieces I needed from my black print and got to work!
It was really fun to put some of the sections together so I could get an idea of what the quilt will look like with my stash fabrics.
Since this will be another project that gets worked on a little here….and a little there…..I cut out all of the black pieces and at least one of each section needed. Then I just pinned little notes to them. This keeps my projects organized and easy to grab and work on.
Update: Be sure to take a look at my Barbed Wire quilt blog post and see what I did with these pieces!
Some of the photography is by Martingale, and their Photographer Brent Kane
Scrappy Fat Quarter Quilts is also available on Amazon.