Even though I was gone from my blog for over a month in May, I still kept up with the CBC! It’s a BIG project, so I’m counting this as April *and* May’s CBC project. It took me all of April and little of May. It’s the calico quilt I mentioned in passing a while back!
I used the Picnic Quilt pattern in Sewing Bits and Pieces. It was plenty easy-peasy—with a full size template in the back of the book for the scallop shape. I didn’t machine stitch anything but the front of the binding. Instead I pieced and quilted in one go.
I’m excited that all but two of the scallops are secondhand/vintage prints that I had in my stash. (The new/designer print is Denyse Schmidt’s Wallflower print, but even then, it’s been in my stash for a while.)
It’s about 5’ by 7’. I call it my nap quilt. It’s the perfect length to tuck under my feet and wrap around my shoulders when I stretch out my long frame for a quick siesta. The batting is Warm & Natural and the back is a secondhand blue floral print cotton.
(I’m posting this from my brand new laptop–a Sony Vaio for those of you who might be interested in knowing. I’m really excited about it, for obvious reasons, but there is a pang of guilt in me considering the challenge I embarked on starting in June. I’ll be blogging more about the challenge soon, but for the sake of clarification, I’ll sum it up now so you know why I feel the way I do: I challenged myself to try not to buy anything new for a whole year! Again, I’ll go into more detail about it all, maybe tomorrow. I’ve been researching and hunting for a used or refurbished laptop since about January, but in the end it was cheaper for me to just get one new.)