It is such a great read if you get a chance to pick up a copy. In this little world of blogs and Pinterest I find that I've become a browser. I skim pictures more than really reading every post as I browse for something fun to inspire me. I picked up this book and started reading about the inspiration behind Victoria's quilts and it was so nice to pause and delve into the deeper meaning behind the projects. Her "Polka Dot Squared" quilt is one of my favorites.
Her approach is fresh and fun, and not tedious at all. It seems, looking at her quilts you might feel overwhelmed at what it would take to put all those little bits and pieces together. But you would be surprised at how many scraps you can sew together in 15 minutes. In her book she goes through the basics of making your own fabric and then gives you a series of challenges to inspire you to make something completely your own. Letting your creativity run wild.
So that's what I did spent 15 minutes at a time sewing up scraps, and I sewed up quite possibly my favorite quilt I've ever made.
It started with scrappy straight lined log cabins since most of my scraps are in strips. Then I chopped them up in to a star. I got so excited about this I had to snap a few cell phone pictures and send them to my Sis and Mom
I pieced more fabric and cut them into squares for a border.
I backed it with soft minky. Gray, of course.... I have an obsession.
This was so much fun to make. So creatively satisfying.
You can visit Victoria's Blog for more inspiration and there is also a 15 minutes of Play Blog with challenges where you can play along and share what you've created. Let me know if you've tried her technique, I want to see.
UPDATE: I just posted a mini tutorial with the dimensions of the quilt blocks so you can make one too if you'd like...Go HERE
For a little extra fun I'm linking this fun project up to SEWjo Saturday at My GoGo Life and Show Off Saturday at Sew Can She.