However, we still like the idea of being able to share a blanket. Sharing is caring, right? So, I jump over to my pinterest board and together we pick the herringbone quilt that I pinned by Bijou Lovely.
Laying out the blocks for a third, fourth or fifth time...
2013: Get great idea to cut down my scraps by cutting 2" x 11" strips from Bijou Lovely's Herringbone tutorial and subsequently Stitched in Color's block tutorial. Plan to sew roughly 20 blocks and do some math.
2013-2014: Cut and gather 560 2" x 11" strips from my scraps. I also carefully curated scrap bundles from some of my fellow quilters. You can keep your eye out on Instagram and blogland for when bloggers/quilters destash some of their scrap bundles. I bought three bundles (each around $8) and got some quality fabrics and it added some variety to my quilt. By the end of the year I managed to sew roughly 5 blocks! Wahoo!
2015 - Present: I've sewn 20 blocks and laid them out on my design wall. Loving the process and how the fabrics are playing together.
Too skinny! (My math was off. Ahem... did I mentioned that I was in advanced math classes in school?)
So then I had to cut 112 more 2" x 11" strips.... BUT it was worth it!!!
The final results coming soon!