Last week I started a new (not charm pack!) project and decided to take you all on a Quilt Along Adventure, if you are are the adventure-seeking type.
Because I don't have a finished quilt yet, this picture is right out of the book, Fresh Quilting: Fearless Color, Design & Inspiration by Malka Dubrawsky.
I had the pleasure of taking five days of R&R at the beach this week, so I took this new project with me to get started. Packing was easy: stack of fabric, plastic template, a fabric marking pen and cutting supplies (I prefer to use a rotary cutter, a small ruler and small cutting mat, but you could also use scissors.) This is what I have now:
128 colorful hexagons about the size of my hand, with stretched out fingers. These are not teeny, tiny, handsewn, English paper-piecing hexagons! This is a very do-able machine sewn quilt! I still need to cut out 22 cream-colored hexagons, but I just love happy feeling of these colors, without diluting the stack.
By the way, for my charm pack junkies, Jackie has made Stitchin' Post Custom Cut Charm Pack from this group of mixed fabrics. We're calling it "OJ for Breakfast."
I'll keep you posted on progress. Don't forget to subscribe to our Blog's Feed, so you don't miss out on any steps along the way. Happy Sewing!