Every summer, my kids and I have the opportunity to visit family in California on an extended vacation. In-between trips to the pool, library and local attractions, I manage to fit in quite a bit of sewing time. In fact, I have a sewing machine that lives out here -- I arrive with a suitcase full of fabric, and leave with a suitcase full of quilt tops!
I thought I would share my daily sewing accomplishments with you! We've been here 10 days already, and I have 10 quilt tops to share, so I'll be doing some doubling up for the first week of posts.
Here's Quilt Top # 1. The fabric is Bonnie and Camille's brand-new collection "Marmalade". I am a big fan of their fabrics, and couldn't wait to get my hands on the precuts for Marmalade. I really love the addition of orange and yellow to the red, pink and aqua palette.
Hip to Be Square pattern to make the top, which uses one layer cake and almost zero fabric waste! After I make the blocks, I sort them into color piles based on the outside color of each block. This gives me an easy way to determine which colors are dominant, so I can distribute them equally throughout the quilt.
I purchased two Marmalade layer cakes -- not sure what the second one will become yet!