Monday, February 18, 2013

Coming Out of the Shadows

I finally felt well enough to do a little blog browsing over the weekend. Among the inspiring things I found was Nifty's Scrappy Trips quilt. That took me to Bonnie's tutorial for the pattern, and the next thing I knew I was combing through my scrap strips to see what I had that would fit the bill. I ended up cutting a few new strips, and before I finished for the day I had produced four 12 inch blocks!


It seems to me that when arranged in straight diagonal rows this pattern is also known as Sunshine & Shadows. So far I haven't verified that yet.

It feels appropriate for me to be working on such a pattern. Right now I'm enjoying a bit of sunshine after days and days of shadows. I've decided to keep making these 12" blocks. In fact, I can't seem to stop!


I'm going to keep a yellow or other light running through the center of my blocks. It remains to be seen how the blocks will be put together in the end. I can pretty well guarantee that my finished quilt will not be as big as Nifty's! ;- )

Meanwhile, there's a baby quilt I promised to make. It's been a struggle to get that project started too but I think I may have come up with a plan. It involves red and a black & white zebra stripe:


That's the backside of the stripe in the photo above. The baby's not due until April so I'm not stressing about getting this done. Not yet anyway!


4 comments:

Sharon said...

I'm glad you're feeling well enough to sew now!

Aren't those Scrappy Trips fun to do? Very addicting. So far I've made 3 quilts, and I still want to do more.

Ooo, I like the looks of that red and zebra stripe baby quilt so far. Zingy!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I've been pulling strips for a scrappy trips later in the year . . . LOVE the baby quilt fabrics!

Charlotte said...

Enjoying your blog - fun stuff! Loved the green/black/white.

Carol said...

I love this one!