Sunday, June 10, 2012
First off, I am sooo excited about this little quilt! I was really stumped about how to use all of the purple hsts that I had hanging around in my sewing room. I knew I could make pinwheels with the neutral/purple hsts but what to do with the purple/purple and neutral/neutral...I had to come up with something and I think I have a good way to use them.
You can see that I tried some options but they just were not doing it for me so I went with the pretty little pinwheels and then I thought I would cut the the other hsts in half on the diagonal and make some quarter square triangles. I then sewed the purple/purple back together to make mini hourglass blocks. I wanted to incorporate them into the border so I took the neutrals that I had cut and sewed the triangles to each end of the hourglass blocks.
I laid the border pieces out on my design wall and I thought - that's not right - did I sew them together incorrectly??? Oops I forgot to take a picture but instead of laying them out on the diagonal I had laid them out straight and it was just not right! The quarter square triangles are smaller than the hsts so I will have to adjust the size of the inner border to accommodate when I get to that step. Oh my, this little quilt is going to be so pretty that I am tempted to keep it but it will go to Project Linus instead.
This morning finds me back in the kitchen and I hope between cooking and laundry that I will find some time to get into my sewing room today. It seems a bit of a sacrifice at this point but I know that the time I spend cooking/baking this weekend will save me lots of time during the week for at least a couple weeks. I will have a freezer full of home cooked, ready-to-eat meals (all I will have to add at the most is fresh veggies or salads and/or a starch ) and I won't be hearing the usual phrase from my son "Mom....what are we having for dinner....lunch....breakfast...?" I am content.