Saturday, February 4, 2012

You know those times when you just need to start a new project?

Yes?  It was time for me to get away from applique for awhile and just do some simple sewing.  You know the kind of sewing where you just start feeding pieces thru your machine........no matchy, matchy
colors, no planning.............the kind of sewing where you end up with two blues next to each other
and it's no big deal in the scheme of your quilting life?  Aaahhh, mindless devil-may-care
chain stitching would be perfect.  While thinking of what pattern would fit my needs, I remembered
a rail fence pattern from a few months ago and I was even able to find the magazine....wow!  The pattern I am working on is from the August 2011 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting and
is designed by blogger Kathie.  "Weaving the Rails" is the quilt's name on page 45.

So this week I have been cutting 5 /12" pieces from my hoard of 1 1/2" strips.  Some of these
scrappy strips are very old.........from the 1980's and 1990's...........and I am remembering past
projects fondly while using these fabrics in my blocks.  A trip down memory lane for sure.

If you need a quick project for this time of year, this is a simple, fast and easy one for you to
pick up.  Making these blocks has been very enjoyable and since it is a scrap quilt, it takes
no planning..............just pick up the next piece and stitch it on.

I need to only make 25 more and that will take no time to do since this is a speedy block.  I'm
having so much fun and with my unending pile of scrappy strips, who knows how big this quilt
will end up being.  Fun!

5 comments:

Me and My Stitches said...

I see some of my old favorite fabrics in your blocks! Looks like a fun project.

Kathie said...

wow you certainly have some great fabrics there! ah yes oldie but goodies
looking forward to seeing the quilt top soon!
its such a fun quilt to make
Kathie

Lori said...

I love starting a new project!!

Barb said...

Have making this great scrap quilt!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Scrappy is always a fun project!

Happy Valentine's Day.

Carolyn :)