Friday, October 17, 2014

Want to Do VS. Need to Do

Much of my day Thursday was taken up by making a little book as a store sample.  OK, it's cute, but it wasn't what I really wanted to be doing.

Last night I took some ME TIME.  Remember this quilt from last year?

Recently, I unearthed some of the left-overs.

Then I rounded up a few more "greens' that I thought might be nice.

Those strips at the top of the picture were left-over from the backing and facings of the original quilt.  It was a pretty fabric and would be introducing more pink tones, where the original had reds.

I cheated and got into some brand new bolts that have only been in the store a week or so.  They were JUST RIGHT!

Time for the fun to begin.  I sewed some new strip sets and added to others that I already had.  They went up on the design wall to play with.  I decided to use simple squares of a dark red/pink for accents.

At this stage, engineering comes into play.  In what order should it be sewn together?  Bits and pieces are added, extra strips here and there to make things fit.  I didn't want too many seams running all the way across.
Here's how things ended up.  I am pleased.  I will quilt it before I square it up, so I don't have to trim off more than necessary.  That was a nice bit of therapeutic sewing!  Now I can get back to the ONE MORE THING that I need to put together before I vend at a quilt show in two weeks.

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