Nope! Just didn't feel like it! It's not going anywhere. I wish I could say the same about August!
Early in the morning, I cut out little 1.5" x 1.5" squares... enough to make six small, 9-patch blocks for Kathleen Tracy's August mini quilt sew-along.
After a couple of hours shopping with DD and grandson, (checking out the-new-to-this-area Fleet Farm store... that place is huge!!!), I returned to the sewing room to audition background fabric. I decided on the homespun ticking, knowing that working with the directional stripes would be challenging when it came to the layout.
I cut the required squares and HST's and played with them on my small design board.
|Opposite corners in two directions,|
opposite side triangles in two
directions, and middle blocks
opposite directions.. a bit busy.
|All vertical strips, with middle blocks |
same direction... too predictable.
|Corner triangles horizontal, opposite side|
triangles same direction, two horizontal,
two vertical, middle blocks opposite...
just the movement I was looking for!
With all pieces sewn together by early evening, it was time to audition the border and four corner fabrics.
|The 9-patch block fabrics are a mix of Judie|
Rothermel's Dressing Gowns, Williamsburg
by Windham, and scraps from my
|Little Nine-Patch Doll Quilt by Kathleen Tracy -|
a free pattern available here!
My plan will be to finish this into a flimsy, and hopefully get it quilted before the end of the month. If not, it will be a WIP to pack for my September retreat!
Last Sunday I started a Buttermilk Basin pattern, Hint of Fall Quilt. I changed the color palette from shades of orange, black, and gold to blue, gold, and cream. That way it can be enjoyed all year through! The main body of this mini is a flimsy...
Just waiting on some fabric I ordered for the borders and backing on this one... gotta love The Fat Quarter Shop, one of my favorite on-line places to shop!
What's on the agenda for tomorrow? Catching up on blog reading! Oh, and maybe a little housework... what will you be doing???