Sewing Projects - A quilt in progress....
One day in January about three years ago I was off from work, stuck at home due to ice and snow, and since I had no baby yet and nothing else to do I proceeded to cut out rectangles to make a brick path quilt. I had seen a picture on the internet or a blog or somewhere and thought, now that would be nice and fast and I wanted a new quilt for our bedroom. Our comforter was getting scruffy and worn and I like a quilt a whole lot better than a comforter anyway. There's nothing better than settling down under a pile of quilts on a winter night.
I got all my rectangles cut out and proceeded to try and figure out how I was going to arrange them. I wanted something scrappy and unplanned looking. I laid out several variations and pretty soon it was supper time so put my pieces away and there they have sat -- for the last three years.
Oh I've pulled them out here and there and tried to find a pleasing arrangement, heck I even sewed two rows together, but away it went back into my fabric cabinet to be pushed aside again.
Last year and continuing into this year I said I wanted to sew through some or hopefully the better part of my stash and buy NO NEW FABRIC. Anyone that sews knows this is a lie and somehow or another for every yard you use three more comes in and there you are. But on January 1 when the weather was less than cooperative I said I'm going to do something with those quilt pieces so out they came again. I turned this way and that way and nothing made me happy. I said I know, I'll cut them in half making them smaller maybe the proportions are off because the blocks are too big. Nope.
So I looked online some more and saw where some people were using white squares to break up the design a little and I thought ah ha! That's what I need to do. So off to WalMart I go and pick out two white print design fabrics and head off to the house. I cut out some rectangles the same size as my original squares and still nada. I was stumped. I whined on Facebook. I fixed supper. I played with the tiny terrorist. Put the terrorist to bed and played on Facebook a little more.
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