Yesterday I worked on these for THREE HOURS while on the QuiltCam. My thanks to everyone for helping keep me motivated on these! This is my stack this morning, which I quickly grabbed and took up to the living room to lay out.
There is more space there. I can lay out small projects down here in the basement studio, but I have to push chairs out of the way. Upstairs, I only have to push SADIE out of the way :cD
I played and played --- which is why this post is later than normal this morning! Did I want them turned into circles? Did I want the quilt to make a huge X toward the center? I tried everything, but you know what? THIS is how the original quilt was assembled and I think in this case I like simplicity best. Only---
I need 3 more of the 9 patch blocks….here I thought I was DONE!
I pieced yesterday until I could go no farther --- not because I was out of blocks, but because EVERYTHING I had left was the same shade of BLUE! HOW did that happen? Easy. I have more blue scraps than anything else, and I love blue and cheddar together. I’ll simply piece some more NON-BLUES to sprinkle in here and there and those 3 remaining needed blocks will be done in no time. I’m laying the 9-patch of bow-ties blocks out 9X9 for a Quilt Center that measures 81 X 81, and gives me a bow-tie count of ((DRUMROLL!!!!)) 729.
Here is a close up of my fabrics--- There is everything in here from 1960 on forward! I wanted to include fabrics that represent every decade of my life.
And because Halloween is around the corner…I LOVE THIS ONE!! This one was a gift ---I have places in the quilt where the cheddar background varies slightly in spots because I added in gifted blocks that came from friends. It all works!
And speaking of WORK….guess what organizing chore awaits me today?
((Cue Spooky Music!))
The monster that lurks behind the door of the utility closet! EEEEEEK!!