For my buzz block project, I chose the “Sunday Morning” quilt from Sunday Morning Quilts, because it’s approachable and easy to tackle for a beginner like me, not to mention that I’m eager to use up some of my fabric scraps! I knew when we were photographing for this book that I was going to reference one of the quilts from it for my buzz block month! The quilts are all so beautiful and it’s so great to use up fabric scraps you already have!
I also love that I can make this quilt my own by choosing totally different fabrics. The bright pinks and greens in my color scheme are very different from the subdued whites and pastels in the book quilt, and so my quilt will end up looking less like a Sunday morning and more like a Saturday night.
My parents went to Thailand in 1981 and came back with some awesome fabric. The fabric is a pictorial scene of people fishing and floating with fruit on their long-tail boats in bold pink and green colors. Long-tail boats are a way of life in Thailand. After riding in these fantastic boats during my travels to Thailand in 2011 and seeing the fishermen selling fruit from them, I was even more inspired to use this beautiful fabric from my scrap bin.
My mom wasn’t a sewer, but paid someone to make quilts and curtains out of the fabric used in my big sister’s room. Those quilts and curtains are long since gone to the Goodwill, but she kept a large chunk of the fabric, knowing that someday there might be a use for it again in the family. Now at 35, having just had my own little girl, I wanted to make a quilt for her future bedroom. I hope she likes pink and green!
Happy Sewing and traveling!!