Here’s what’s on my design wall today.
On the left is “A Mistake”. I should probably rename that. But here’s the story. On Friday, I got the urge to design a quilt. I got out my laptop and EQ and designed away. I came up with a pretty good design. I made a sample block. Didn’t love it. Made THREE MORE sample blocks in different colorways. Liked all three of the new blocks. I picked one with a cheddar background – but – no cheddar fabric in my stash. I really want to use my stash. I slept on it. “I’ve got other bright yellows or close to cheddar I can use,” I said to myself. So… I went to town and wrote up the instructions then proceeded to cut out the entire quilt out of my “close enough” cheddar fabric. I then completed the entire first step of the pattern. I always do my least favorite thing first because you are gung ho about starting a new project and can endure the least favorite part at that time. So I sewed 150 2.5″ half square triangles in red and this “close enough” cheddar fabric. By Sunday afternoon, I knew. This fabric was not going to pop like I wanted. This is not going to work. I tried. I put alternative fabrics with it. Nope… Now what to do with 150 2.5″ half square triangles, 4.5″ squares and 2.5″ squares? Well, I made this baby quilt out of most of the half square triangles and some of the 4.5″ squares. It’s small – 28 x 36. I’ll have to add some borders. But it’s okay. Here’s a better picture.
I think I’ll call it “Strawberry Lemonade”. When quilting gives you lemons, make strawberry lemonade.
I still have leftovers that can be used somewhere else. BTW, I went out and purchased plain, bright cheddar fabric. The original project isn’t dead – just in hibernation until next weekend. During the week, I’ll work on that string quilt to the right since that’s mindless sewing and that’s all I can handle during the week.
I’ll leave you with this picture of Hawk.
“Nobody told me I wasn’t supposed to be on this couch!”