Sunday, April 19, 2009

Black and blue double 4 patch

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.


Blåbærtua said...

Du verden. Jeg klikket på linken i dette innlegget, og jeg er virkelig imponert over quiltingen din. Har du gjort dette med en spesiell symaskin, eller tegnet opp og quiltet etter strekene...utrolig flott!
Denne sorte og blå quilten blir kjempefin.

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful blocks, Laila!
And don't feel bad about buying too much should see my stash!!!
It's part of being a quilter, I think!!
All the best! Mary Ann

LeKaQuilt said...

Lekkert! Det blir bare SÅ stilig. klemz

Merete said...

Dette blir bare kjmepelekkert!

Karen said...

Black and blue....very different, very nice.


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