This bundle has been safely resting in my hutch ever since it was passed on to me. I love this color combination so much I couldn’t open it. I was loving it to death poor fabric. I shared this murderous behavior of mine with another quilter and she did her job. I don’t know what it was she said but whatever it was, I busted it open with every intention of cutting into it.
Then I couldn’t decide what to make because I didn’t want to waste it without plan and I couldn’t settle on four colors or whether or not to add a background? I’m still not sure. …and lord knows we certainly can’t cut an itty bitty piece off the corner of each FQ and just lay those out – well we couldn’t. I just thought of that writing. Talking helps. Look how you infused my creativity! I’ve got to put it up for now but I’ll remember this.
Happily found some time to start a little project that’s been in my heart. I won’t get this finished before the end of the week but I did whip out these 72 scrappy 2″ finished HST’s today. I don’t think I’ve ever made 72 HSTs in one day. I was focused!!!
I did want to share the link to the Inklingo Blog with you. Lately the posts have been so dramatic and creative. If you get some time, take a look thru – don’t just stop at one. I thought the idea of using different size arcs in the Double Wedding Ring was awesome not to mention the variety of layouts. I hope you’ll stop in there and take a look. I just like sharing how neat it is. That’s all.
Oh Wait! One last thing. For the first time I came close to doing serious damage to my left index finger with my 65mm Olfa. Yep. I walked away from that with a slit like a paper cut. Whew…
Cheddar Cheese and Crackers is finished! For those of you that haven’t been following Humble Quilts, this is a old Vintage Quilt that Lori resized in EQ for us to work on together as a Doll Quilt – Quilt along.
I’ve included a little bit on the fabrics since, well, Daphanie’s stash is in here and I like to highlight that – she’s ever important. Whenever this one gets quilted it’ll be proudly on display at LeeHaven but as of this moment I can’t say when that’ll be.
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Lots of work went into this little quilt – pieces are 1.5″ and it finishes around 24-25″ but to tell you the truth, I haven’t measured yet. I was just thrilled my weekend focus for a finish was achieved! I was close to a finish on Friday but still had a bit of work to put in.
Upon reflection I think I could have read the directions (many more times) and put some time towards thinking about my fabrics and how this came together. If I were to have put the effort in on the front end, that is – to learn the mechanics – it may have saved me a lot of work on the back end.
However, were I to plan I never would have let those double pinks fall directly underneath one another and I certainly wouldn’t have added to the situation my tossing in the little bit of sweet striped pink (sadly no longer find-able).
I never would have done that. It bothered my sense of order from the first time I noticed it. Nothing could be done about it at that point. Not when it was coming together. There was no un-doing and entire color scheme. Note the use of un-doing and not simply unsewing. Trust me. Color removal was not happening once committed to for this Quilter. Perhaps another quilter but not the Mistress of LeeHaven.
But golly gosh y’all, I sure am glad I didn’t plan because that’s one of the elements about this little reproduction quilt that I adore. Turns out I like the way the pinks fall in this piece. I’m pleased. I’m ever so pleased.
No. I’m not simply pleased. I’m Proud. This was a special finish for me! I hope y’all enjoy looking at my version and the other ladies that haunt Humble Quilts. She’s a great lady to get to know and I’ve really enjoyed this Quilt -a-long.
I’d also like to especially thank you for allowing me to share my weekend Finish with you. What good is a Show-and-Tell if no one shows up for the tell? I mean really?
*karendianne. The Mistress of LeeHaven
who is pretty sure it’s back to binding time which
means surely I get some fun time for me to in between the cracks!