a bunch of things coalesced in my newest quilting project. i've been wanting to do a quilt-as-you-go quilt for awhile. i have a ton of scraps and batting to be used. i have a queen-sized bed that needs a quilt. i have this stack of fat quarters to use for a special quilt. i really like this quilt.
so here it is--a few blocks of it anyway. i've made 6 blocks so far. i have managed to stick to piecing scraps of batting and i have enough leftovers for several more blocks. it feels good to use up batting that i've been saving for vague ideas like coasters but really how many coasters can you make?
they are 15.5" square with 1" logs. all of the centers will be red squares, as i read somewhere that it's traditional. i'm using all print fabrics and each fabric will be used only once in an individual block.
the bad part is that i'm already tiring of the project because you have to sew one log on at a time and it takes forever to make one block. i worry that i won't reach my queen size quilt goal since i'll need 48 blocks. i'm aiming for a large lap quilt at the very least. i do want this to be our warm weather coverlet so i still have plenty of time.
i'm using my it's a hoot bundle for the backing. i also repeat the backing fabric in one log on the front of each block. i'm saving all the scraps though--maybe for a future string quilt. i really love this line of fabric.