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!


  1. 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!

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

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


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