“Blue Sky” Project – a Beginning

12 07 2017

I have fallen in love with Edyta Sitar’s new fabric line, “Blue Sky.” Since blue is a favorite color and I appreciate Edyta’s style, it was too easy to fall for these lovely fabrics. In addition, I have recently been attracted to blue and white Irish Chain quilts pictured on Pinterest, so I am combining the “Blue Sky” fabric with the Irish Chain quilt design in a new project. (Of course, I am justifying beginning a new project because I am ALMOST finished with the UFOs on my Summer Projects List… besides which, I need handwork for long car trips.)

After purchasing the fabric at Sew There! quilt shop in Angier, NC, I sketched a 49 block project with Electric Quilt computer software. Machine strip-piecing twenty-four 9″ Four Patches took only a couple of hours. And my hand applique test block came out nicely. I’ve prepped more “orange peel” shapes for hand stitching during our car trip north this weekend.

I’ll keep you posted as my faux Irish Chain develops.