Our Girl Scout Service Unit is having a silent auction fundraiser for the outdoor programs in our area and I offered to whip something up to add to the sale items. Originally, I had a bigger quilt in mind, but then I couldn't find the fabric I was imagining and it was also pointed out to me that a smaller project might actually be better for this type of event. Given the fact that I decided until two weeks before the event to start - even better!
I went with my go-to table runner pattern - Atkinson Design's "Waffle Time". This one is a keeper. I originally purchased it in a kit several years ago but I have returned to it again and again with good results. It's a great pattern that showcases a feature fabric in the middle. Rarely, do I like to make patterns more than once but this one is fun and it has a clever way of going together.
Somewhere in my memory, I knew I had seen a line of Girl Scout fabric but didn't have any luck finding what I was looking for. My quilting buddy - Karen O. - had made a quilt awhile back with some Girl Scout fabric and I asked if she had any left she would like to get rid of. Unfortunately, she didn't, but then she showed up at a guild meeting last week with the perfect sized scrap - just right for "Waffle Time"! Yeah! A dip into the stash for some coordinating brights (not a problem) and I was ready to go!
A little cutting and string piecing...fabric bliss on a Saturday afternoon!
In a couple of hours, a top done, basted and ready to quilt!
Now to add some groovy wavy lines quilting and I may even have the binding attached before the end of the week!
Happy spring stitching!