My last two quilt tops were inspired by Chawne’s quilts. In January 2014 Maureen and I attended the SoCal MQG Sew-In in Los Angeles and I won a Robert Kaufman True Blue Colorstory fabric bundle. It sat on my bookcase for over a year because I couldn’t figure out what to do with a bunch of blue fabric. I added the one yellow block because I thought the quilt needed a focal point. The yellow square may be outnumbered by all the blue but this uniqueness makes it important.
When I was one block short of finishing the blue top I ran out of fabric. I placed an order with Sew Modern but I couldn’t pick up my fabric order a few days so I resorted to Plan B. Last year (or maybe the year before that?) I bought a Robert Kaufman Silent Film Roll Up to make a strip quilt. I sewed the whole roll into one continuous strip then got bored with the project and stuffed it into a tote bag. I pulled the bag off my bookcase a month or so ago because I wanted to find a use for the fabric. Since the fabric was already cut into strips (well, technically, ONE strip) it worked well for this kind of project.