A few days ago, I was reading Confessions of a Fabric Addict's blog. Sarah had a guest blogger sharing a tutorial for a stacked coin quilt that was so cute, I had to drop everything and make one. I had a small stack of scraps leftover from a project several years ago and some periwinkle Kona that I thought went well with the scraps. AND, it's purple month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Since I hadn't even started my purple dresden block, it almost felt like destiny.
I planned out the size I would need to make a little bus quilt and jumped right into getting all the pieces cut at once. I wanted a nice distribution of the fabrics so I scattered them all over the design wall and then stepped back to find myself staring at this panel of horrors:
Whoa - what a mess. I really thought the whole thing was going to hit the trash. You couldn't even begin to see the blocks in there. It looked nothing like a stacked coin quilt. Honestly, it looked nothing like a quilt!
Eventually, I blinked and decided to carry on. After all, what else was I going to do with all those little pieces? I kept telling myself maybe quilting would help.
Actually, sewing the blocks together, and adding some sashing, and quilting it, and washing it DID help. By the time it was finished, I was really starting to love it! So thank you, Sarah for the blog post and thank you, Kristi for this really great tutorial. :)
While we're on the topic of bus quilts, I have two fantastic things to share. I just need to get the post written up. So, please check back in a few days - I promise you'll love it!
Linking up with Scrap Happy Saturday.