I had a problem. I can admit it. Oreo Double Stuffs.
The expiration dates on those packages were always a source of great laughter in our house. Ya, right, this package is not going to last the week, why are they giving me 6 months?
In the course of ‘eat better, move more, lose some weight’, I have not had an oreo in months. I don’t crave them anymore, though I can’t say the same thing for chocolate in general terms.
That’s a great story, I know, but what does it have to do with quilting, right?
Last fall, as part of my scrap busting, I took the remaining 1/2 square triangles from a prior project & made this quilt.
One Sunday I took my pieces & went to a friend’s to sew for the day. She named it. So appropriate; note how the beige sashing is twice the width of the brown that edges it. And Oreo was it’s name-o.
There is sat, for 2 months, basted & ready for some quilting love. Since it had a modern twist with the sashing, I was stumped on quilting, so I just kept stewing on it.
Then, it hit me…embroidery machine quilting! I already had a 4” design (sorry, I don’t remember where I got it), so I put that in each block (100 hoopings, but totally worth it). Some straight stitching in the sashing & it was done. Oh happy day!
The beige is not a solid, but you have to get right up on it to see the texture. It’s from the Aloha Quilt collection, and there is still some left…ON SALE! The brown is Moda Bella Solid. As for the other brown & greens, they are a mixture & there may be remaining yardage of some. Just let me know if you need info on any of those. I lined the quilt with this bias printed stripe from the Shangri La collection moda/3 Sisters.