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.


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.


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