November 18th, 2011
A few weekends ago I went with my girlfriends for a weekend of sewing (YamCamp Winter ‘11) in Manzanita, Oregon - and some how, some way… I was productive. I keep checking my body for probe marks, for I’m certain I had been abducted and replaced with an decoy. Only problem was that my decoy was efficient, focused and productive - a dead giveaway that it wasn’t me.
One of my projects was my Manzanita Star quilt top. I scored some delicious Echo fat eighth fatties, and I went to town. No real plan, I just winged it. Fresh off my Tree Pants project, I was in the mood for some more stars. With every star I made - I professed my love more and more for Lotta Jansdotter’s Echo line. I LOVE this fabric SO MUCH.
Luckily I brought some yardage of Kona Coal, Pepper, Med. Gray and White - and I was able to make my top. I love my model, Violet - she’s always so eager and helpful. And even though Violet can’t be seen… she’s so damn cute, too.
I used what I had with me, I took no notes, no tutorial to share. I just had the pure pleasure of sewing a quilt top for nothing other than for fun and a one-day finished quilt. I’ve been getting request for my measurements, so I’m happy to share my measurements for my block. Block assembly is the same as the block here. I used a fat eighth of each Echo print - and I’m thinking I could make a companion quilt… a bigger one - double my blocks and double my quilt’s size buy using fat quarters or 1/4 yard cuts. From a small 4×5 block quilt to a 5×8 block quilt.
Echo is now available at Sew, Mama, Sew! - and there’s a 99.9% chance if you order Echo from SMS… your order will be filled from one of my girlfriends who was at YamCamp. Meaning… one of those people could have been the one who abducted me and programed me to be productive and efficient. And maybe it can happen to you too. SewMamaOsmosis. Just saying.