New year, new projects...right? Honestly, I'm trying to keep new projects to a minimum, but when Terry at Terry's Treasures announced a new sew along back in November, I caved. :) I've been wanting to make a one color quilt for forever and I thought this would be a good option! The problem was, I didn't know which color I wanted to start with. Red and blue are always good, but I've made a few quilts with those colors recently and I have plans for a couple more, so I really wanted something else...and maybe even outside my box a little. I asked my niece what her favorite color is and she answered "hot pink!" So hot pink it is! LOL
But first, I wanted to make these portable design boards after seeing them on JoAnne's blog. I usually use my 12 1/2" square ruler to layout my block units...then I don't have my ruler handy to use should I need it! I made these 12 1/2" and used leftover binding strips for the edges. I think I will need a couple of larger sizes next! They were pretty easy to make...a little more time consuming than I expected...but maybe I just get bored easily. As you can see, I put them right to work!
I laid out squares for four blocks, then stacked them up and took them to the sewing machine. I generally sew one block at a time like this, mainly because I'm a little OCD about what fabric is next to what. :P This picture was taken the earliest in the day, so with the good lighting this shows the colors pretty accurately. Very pink!
Here are my sew along blocks for January. I'm going to make this quilt a little larger than Terry's, so I'll make 7 blocks each month. Man, those black X's really stand out, don't they? I hope this combination works!
I was tempted to keep going as I really wanted to see the pink square blocks start to pop out...but the truth is...I need more pinks!! I cut up everything in my stash and have enough to do about 1/2 the blocks I'll need. I do not have any pink yardage left. Yay! Of course, it was probably the color that I had the least amount of...but still, it feels good to be using this stuff up! I think I'll look for a couple more HOT PINK fq's to add in.
Of course, in true Bonnie fashion, I made bonus triangles...and had to play a little. Love these chevrons that are popping up everywhere these days....
or just a straight setting is very dramatic...(I -thought- I was taking a straight picture....apparently not)
And of course, I have to try a star...
Thanks Terry for a fun sew along...it's not too late to join in!