I'm always snapping screenshots from my phone of quilty inspiration I see on Instagram. Do you do that too? They're usually pictures that inspire me because of a color palette or because it's a beautiful version of a pattern I want to make someday. So I started an IG hashtag called #quiltyscreenshots to keep track of all of them and let the makers know they've inspired me! You're welcome to play along too, if you're on Instagram. Tag me @gigis_thimble if you decide to do a Scrappy Screenshots post. Below are some pictures of solids quilts that I posted on there recently that really caught my attention.
Photo credit (using their Instagram names)
From top L to R: @claudiashearerquilts, @jeliquilts, @cabbagequilts, @bitsandbobbins, @adeeholcomb, @adeeholcomb, @tarafaughnan, @tarafaughnan
As you can probably see, the second quilt down in the right-hand column really spoke to me. If you look close you'll notice that the maker, Tricia Royal of Bits and Bobbins had fun playing with color. I love how she used varying shades of one color in certain areas. It really gives it a playful "Tetris" feel! I can't stop looking at it!
With some leftovers I recently acquired from a new "solids" pattern I'm working on, I decided to start a new project inspired by Tricia's quilt. I decided to go small. These blocks finish at 3.75". Since I had a lot of strips already cut and I love paper piecing, I decided to paper piece these little babies. Some people ask why I would paper piece something so simple? I just like that I don't have to pre-cut anything with paper piecing! I just grabbed my strips and my pattern and dove right in!
They whip up in no time! And I'm having so much fun playing with color!
I have no specific plan of how big I'm going to make this quilt and in what layout I plan to put them in. But I do know that they're fun to make and I'll try to use up most of my leftover strips!
If you want to sew-along with me, I am attaching the free Itty Bitty Log Cabin Block PDF pattern HERE. There are two on a page! Enjoy!