Friday, January 30, 2015
I need to see some green on this once again gray day. I can't seem to wake up this week and it's getting old. I guess I am in hibernation mode.
I decided to start getting my fabrics together for the maples leaves quilt that I will make at the getaway.
Two sets was all I could manage and I am not even sure I like the oranges.
When all else fails, move on to another project......
Do you ever draft your own patterns? Some people are very daunted by the idea. It is pretty simple, especially when it is an easy block. I have wanted to make a cross quilt for a long time so I drafted the pattern to the size I liked, 6" x 10".
I am looking to make black crosses with some low volume backgrounds for a very contemporary look.
At first I wanted all the low volume fabrics to be pure white. That wasn't going to work because I didn't have enough and it felt too sterile. I added in some that were a little warmer in tone. This is going to be a lot of fabric to cut........but it will give me the look I want. Now that I am looking at it, the two on the left (scissors and circles) are too much.
Today I stopped into my LQS The Quilt Block, and decided to get this very helpful booklet. I can never remember the measurements for some quick blocks. For example quarter square triangles, you cut the squares 1 1/4" larger than the finished size. Now I don't need to even try to remember. I know there are apps for your phone but trust me, if this is in my sewing room right next to the machine I will find it faster than looking on the phone.
Now I just need to focus, maybe next week!