This week I started a twin size quilt for my friend's daughter Isabelle. They chose a quilt based on the Stack & Whack tutorial from Kati at 'from the blue chair' and provided me with the beautiful fabrics from Kate Spain's Cuzco line, with a few other random fun prints thrown in.
The quilt will have 48 blocks total and I currently have 32 finished - making 4 blocks at a time, this method goes SO fast! And I haven't pinned a single thing which is so freeing. After the Roller Rink quilt, where accuracy and precision were paramount, it's nice to be able to throw accuracy to the wind for a while! A few days ago, at the 16 block point, I laid what I'd finished out on the floor just to get an idea and I feel like it's really coming together nicely.
Not sure why, but I'm particularly fond of this latest set:
Have you ever done a stack & whack style quilt? It's perfect for a fast project, it produces very little waste, and it's a great project for directional prints because the cutting and sewing maintains the orientation of the fabric. I think this tutorial would also be perfect for a bee quilt.
Speaking of bees, mine is taking a break for December so I'm finished bee-ing for 2013. Crazy! Perhaps I'll still get around to making myself a Have It All Wallet before Christmas, but if not I'm totally satisfied with plugging away on Isabelle's quilt.
What are you up to this week?