Sunday, April 10, 2011

It's Just Fabric


Last fall, I decided to join the "Scrap Happy" club at my local quilt shop. It was to start in January and sessions are scheduled on the last Thursday of the month. I checked the store's website for a supply list a few times in December and didn't find one. I didn't think anything of it since the class description said we would be getting tips for organizing our scraps and making small projects out of them.


Then--surprise!--a few days before the first session, I thought to check again and found out that we were to have a pattern book and fabric ready to go for a full-size quilt. At the time, we were having some crummy weather and getting out was difficult. In fact, we had a snow day on the day of the first session. So, in the "scrappy" spirt of the class, I looked at my stash and took a bundle of fat quarters from the Frolic line of with me to class. I had splurged on the bundle last fall at the quilt show in Oaks just because I liked it. Twelve of those fat quarters have now been used to make shoo-fly blocks like the one above. I'll admit it was tough cutting into those lovely fat quarters and I had to keep reminding myself that "It's just fabric. You'll find more fabric that you love." I'm glad I talked myself into using them since this has been a fun quilt. I just need to make four corner blocks, assemble the top and add borders. I'm thinking there will be an update at the end of my spring break next week.