I love the weather in New England, particularly the seasonal changes. Having said that, this is my least favorite period when everything that is not frozen is muddy and the remnants of snow are dirty.
Therefore, this is the best time to appreciate bright colored fabrics like this Preppy D9P:
1. Pick a color scheme. Answer: preppy pink and greens to match her bedroom (with a little bit of blue thrown in for fun).
2. Find the fabric. Answer: Somehow my (growing) stash did not have enough of these colors so I had to go shopping. The starting pile of fabric looked like this.
3. Decide on a scrappy looking pattern. Answer: This is my first quilt using the disappearing 9 patch block but after seeing this quilt and this one, I thought this block would be a good systemic approach to a scrappy look.
Once I got to my back-up sewing machine, this came together quite quickly and really brightened up another dreary mud season day!
dyosampler on Sew Mama Sew? In addition to the tutorial on how to design your own sampler there are some great block ideas to use in your sampler. The old accountant in me just couldn't resist sitting down with pencil, paper and calculator to sketch out a first draft of a dyo sampler.
I might as well stay busy sewing as it seems it's going to be a long time before I get my kayak out on this water!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Linking up with Amanda Jean's finish it up Friday party!