It is a fabulous sewing Sunday for me today. Haven't touched the sewing machine for so many days now, but I was able to make some progress on my next double 4 patch quilt today. While I'm still waiting to get the backing fabric for the blue and brown double 4 patch, I just continue with the new one.
It turned out better than I thought, because I thought the black ones would just blend in with each other. But you can pretty much see the different in the prints within each square.
I got to use a big amount of blue and black fabrics from my stash. I do not use so much black fabrics usually, so I got some fabrics I've never used from my stash in this quilt. It feels so good to use a lot of fabrics from my stash, rather than shopping new ones all the time. I usually shop with "my eyes", and not with any special project in mind, and I end up washing it, folding it and then it get stored in a bin... So many of the fabrics I have, is from years ago, and it seems like I'm never going to use it, other than for scrap quilts... I have promised myself to buy fabrics when I really need it for a special project from now on. Or else it will just be stored away, maybe for years... And if I do buy fabrics I am going to use right away, it don't feel like it's wasted money. Right? I guess I have enough fabrics to do a lot of these scrap quilts, and I just look forward to do the next project, already:o)
But after I've finished these two double 4 patch quilts, I just have to finish my oldest one's too.
At least get some progress on it! My oldest have been waiting for his quilt to get finished for a year now, and I feel bad about that! So next project will be he's Orion star quilt . It is a beautiful quilt, but it is a lot of work, and therefor it's a bit easier to do something else.... :o(
Better get back to the sewing machine now, before it's bedtime. It's getting late, and I want to get some more done before the day is over.