February = selfish sewing

Berry Barn Designs

I decided to participate in BerryBarnDesign’s #4x7sewingchallenge this month. Back in November I fell in love with the Chic County quilt Pattern by Sew Kind of Wonderful. I got the ruler for Christmas and dreamed of making this quilt with the Leah Duncan Morning Walk fabrics I won from Art Gallery Fabrics. Come January I received some fabric bundles from my mother-in-law including Anna Maria Horner’s True Colors. The more I thought about this project the more  I wanted high contrast. I wasn’t  sure the lights and darks in the morning walk collection were going to accomplish this for me. Thus I decided to base my chic country quilt around the AMH true colors. I pondered this choice much of January while quilting other projects. But I wasn’t starting my chic country quilt. Oh I forgot to mention Chic County was always going to be my quilt for me. I could see it getting push out with other quilts and I was planning and designing more quilts in my head. Hence why I needed the #4x7sewingchallenge.

Sew everyday and sew for me! I sew most days already so this challenge just keeps me focused on Chic County. Let me just say chic country is a massive project plus a am making it longer so 768 curved pieces! I don’t expect to finish this month but I know this challenge will certainly drive progress. I have been trying to post every day or two on my Instagram account.

Pictures from this week.

Here’s my fabrics (I ordered more that’s in transit). I want it to be very scrapy with 4 or less of each part A, B, C, D  from each print.

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Here’s a sample block. I pieced the 4 petals the practice and gauge the difficulty of curved piecing. This is my first time ever doing curved piercing.

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Day 9,I finished all the AB piecing (of in Stock fabrics) and started piecing on the C parts.

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