(1) living in the moment
(2) shoe sales
(3) kids swapping lunches
I think progress is a good thing, especially if it belongs to you (me)! Good progress on my challenge quilt for June, I dismantled it and redid the layout. All I have to do now is quilt it and it's good to go! But you'll have to wait 3 months before you see it, anticipation is a good thing too!
I pieced these together in a 9-across and 10-down layout, that's a pretty good sized throw especially when I add two borders and I plan to do.
I pulled two fabrics ... a light one with words for the narrow inner border and a greenish-blue one for the wider outer border.
The color combo is just fine, but since I haven't cut into these yet I think I'll comb my stash to find some fabrics I've had longer than these. I got the patriotic fabric at the Hancock's that went out of business in December, I know I have a light (or some other color) that's been growing mushrooms, that I can pull and use for this quilt. After I do the borders I'll consider this one a flimsy that can languish in my to-be-quilted pile.
I've been seeing a lot of people doing the scrappy granny square blocks and I think I'm getting hooked, I really like that pattern! Jolene at Blue Elephant Stitches did a tutorial on it that looks super easy, so I grabbed some 2-1/2" squares from my box and laid one out, just to see...
I really like it! Of course if I did it for real I'd use a white background, but I like the on-point shape it'll be when sewn together. Also, you only need about a dozen of these to make a decent sized quilt, or even fewer if you're making a kid-sized quilt. So, looks like another scrappy design will be on my to-do list!
Well today it's another run at the basement, I'm only spending about an hour moving things around down there, maybe while I'm doing laundry. What are you working on today? No matter what it is, I have it turns out t obe a great Wednesday for you!
Sew forth and sew on til later...