A few weeks ago while 'hermitting' I was thinking about and planning future quilting projects. I decided it would be fun to challenge myself to make a project featuring some Moda precuts (i.e. a charm pack, layer cake, jelly roll, honey bun, fat eighth bundle and fat quarter bundle). I started looking through books, patterns, Pinterest, etc. It's been a daunting task because there are so many fabulous patterns available for precuts. Whew!!!
Since I couldn't decide on patterns for every precut I decided to just get started.
Doing often leads to inspiration.
Friday morning I cleaned and oiled my sewing machine; wound a bunch of bobbins and selected a charm pack of Avalon that Carol had given me when we met with Cheryl for lunch in March. It took me forever to decide on a project. I chatted with one friend who had tons of suggestions but then I chatted with another friend, Carol and she suggested I use it to make one of the mini quilts from Simply Charming (duh - why didn't I think of that? LOL) We went through the book together and found a pattern that would work. woohoo!!!
I'll show a picture of my mini Simply Charming quilt tomorrow after I quilt it - it'll look much better than it does now. :-)
That mini quilt didn't take long so I decided to move on to a project using a layer cake.
I cut 10" squares from my Hometown (by Sweetwater for Moda) fat quarter bundle. So, is it a project using a layer cake or a project using a fat quarter bundle? LOL
I made a Twister quilt using the large layer cake template.
I've made a couple of Twister quilts using the smaller templates and while I had fun making those I never felt comfortable cutting around the templates. I feared I would cut off the tips of my fingers with my rotary cutter. ACK!!! Quite frankly, I've grown accustomed to having those finger tips. LOL
I was instantly smitten with the larger template so I had tons of fun!
Needless to say I love, love, love the quilt top, too. teehee!
This layer cake of Sunkissed (also by Sweetwater for Moda) like the Hometown fat quarter bundle had been in my closet for a long time.
When I rolled out of bed this morning I knew exactly what I was going to do today.
Can you guess?
If you guessed another Twister quilt, you're absolutely right!
I'm becoming a pro at these cuties. LOL
Now I want to dig in my closet and find layer cakes to make more Twister quilts.
Please don't send the men in the white coats!
A project with either a jelly roll, honeybun, fat eighth bundle or fat quarter bundle is up next - what to do, what to do?
I'm glad I decided to do this self challenge with Moda precuts because it's forcing me to look for and use fabric I'd forgotten I had. So often I get caught up in the latest and newest that I forget about the past latest and newest that I had to have.
I hope your days have been as pieceful as mine.