Saturday, July 9, 2016

Summer Solstice Start

I was a little late to post my cutting ... I was finishing  up another quilt top =)

Anyway, I'm following along at Happy Quilting.  I've followed along with Melissa before, and I love her star patterns!  This time I decided to go super scrappy, mostly in response to my budget.

I'm hoping to build a stash of baby quilts.  Right now I have one finished for a girl, one finished for a boy and a third neutral top.  I'm hoping this will be another neutral top.

I decided on Kona Khaki as my background fabric--something new--and pulled entirely from my 3-1/2 inch square and fat quarter stashes for all the prints. (I misread and cut many more than I actually needed for the flying geese ...)

This week we're sewing the flying geese units and this was super quick.  I've used her no-waste method before and, once marked, I can fly through a pile ala chain stitching.  I had 8 sets of these units to whip up and I grouped them in similar color sets.  I'm getting excited for the rest of the units!

Aren't they purty?  There's a little bit of everything and quite a few memories in there.


  1. This is going to be SO cute Heather! I have wanted to join in this QAL, but my days have been too busy the past couple of weeks. Yours will inspire me while I get to the place where I can play too :*)

  2. Oh my goodness, they are so pretty!!! I absolutely love that you are doing yours scrappy. This will be so fun!!! And yes, I totally agree, once you get the marking done, you really can just whip through making them up ;) Great job getting them all pieced and yippee for scrappy goodness!!!

  3. I love the scrappy colors you have chosen and the Kona khaki looks great too!

  4. This is going to look so pretty! :)

  5. I love scrappy! Can't wait to see your quilt come together!

  6. They are very pretty!!
    I keep hoping to build a stash of baby quilts too, but people keep having babies, and so they quickly disappear to a new home.

  7. Heather, I'm even later than you. :) Your fabric pull looks fabulously scrappy!


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