Sunday, February 14, 2016
Happy Valentine's Day
I was absent from blogging yesterday, but I was quite busy up in the sewing room, working away on Goldenrod Patch. Refer back to this post to see the pattern and the potential fabric I was considering.
As it turns out, I went with a completely different group of fabrics. The decision to switch out fabrics was purely one of need - the quilt is a big one, and I didn't have enough of those original fabrics to make the quilt, and I did with these. Well, I will have enough because I am making the quilt one row shorter and one row narrower. The original pattern calls for the blocks to be made with 5 different gold fabrics. I want mine to be more controlled - just one gold, please - and so I adapted accordingly.
I cut out all my 2.5-inch squares, and just as I was beginning to cut for the HST blocks, I remembered that I had more Thangles, those triangle papers I used for the Frienzies' wreaths at Christmas time. I found the "finishes at 2 inches package," determined that I had enough, and went to work at HST creation.
After setting the iPad to Netflix - Midsommer Murders is the series of choice - the chain piecing began.
I don't have all 72 blocks sewn together yet, but I would say I am over halfway there. It makes me happy to see this lovely, muted block, and I just know this quilt is going to be a favorite.
I will attempt to finish these blocks today, and then I will be ready to set the quilt together. This neutral will be the setting blocks, so it should go together fast. And they are set on point - I like that look.
Hope you have a huggy-lovey Valentine's Day!
Happy Quilting, Friends!