The four color groups will hopefully have enough variety in hue to make sharp looking blocks.
A closer look at the dark browns. My Central Coast Quilt Shop Hop purchases make up a good portion of those pictured.
As for the posing part, my friend Toni sent a few shots of our Shop Hop goodbye photo that her husband took.
The weekend included a lot of stitching. At our Modern Guild we had a Scrap Box Swap and the deadline for the finished quilted project was looming. I had previously sorted, pondered and re-sorted the mostly scrap strips I received, but hadn't hit upon an idea I liked until I saw this quilt on the blog A Quilter's Table. I thought it just right for my partner Judy's scraps. Our swap rules allowed adding fabric and I chose black and white prints from the inspiration quilt, and set about sewing random-width strips into chunks.
The narrower blocks were trimmed to 6 inches wide. There was a lot of cutting and sewing to get everything fitted together. However, it seemed there were still so many scraps left and the quilt needed a backing. I added some solid gray and was lucky to find leftover black binding in my bin that was just the right length for this small quilt.
The disparate scraps made the quilt two sided. (My binding is not really wavy, I think the spray basted layers made the quilt stiff.)
Straight line quilting randomly spaced and the black binding finished it off.
I included one row of a different stitch in the quilting just for fun. My swap partner immediately recognized where I took the inspiration, as Debbie of A Quilter's Tale is a blog friend of hers. How about that? It was a fun reveal at guild as many members had joined in. I don't have a photo yet of the wonderful little quilt I received from my partner.
There was a lot more cutting, stitching and posing for the Bonnie Hunter workshop I attended, but I'll save that for the next post.