Thursday, August 18, 2016

Summer Solstice Quilt Along WIP

The Summer is ending shortly for us with school starting soon. The weather has been so hot. I've been trying to get some sewing done but all my family wants to do was head to the beach so off we go. Have to create those wonderful Summer memories while they're still home. 
On to the quilting or lack there off. I have been deciding on how to get my Summer Solstice blocks done. 

 Do I want it all to look the same or scrappy? Making it look the same would mean fabric shopping and that wasn't the goal this year. I started pulling out my 30's Reproduction prints from my stash. I love 30's fabrics and have been trying to use up what I have. At first, looking at the directions for the pattern I couldn't wrap my head around it. There are a lot to cut. I am a visual person so looking at a lot of numbers was not working. On top of that, I was making a scrappy looking quilt. I then decided to break it down into individual blocks. I actually sketched it out and counted the pieces and went from there.
As I started to cut I got so close to finishing all the blocks and ran out of large pieces to finish the last four blocks. You know what that means? Shopping. I am just going to run out and get enough to finish the blocks. In the meantime, I've been marking all the cut pieces to start putting the blocks together since I am so behind. I also have a bit of help from my daughter to help me trace the drunkards path pieces. Should be able to get all caught up quickly.

It is another really hot day so I am going to get some quilting in before we head out for some fun.
If you would like to play along, be sure to check out Melissa's post and join in the fun. It's a great motivator.


Jeanna said...

Lovely fabrics, Kim. I'm not going to play along but watch as you create something lovely.

Missy Shay said...

I love the fabric you picked!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I cannot wait to see your quilt! I love the 30's fabrics.

Anthea said...

Your fabrics are gorgeous Kim... can't wait to see it coming together!