Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Infinite Possibilities and Choices

Hello Everyone,

Now that our little "mini" vacation is over, it's time to get back to quilting for me and woodworking for Joe. I decided to get back to the Civil War Tribute quilt and make more "mini" blocks from the leftover fabrics. I also started thinking about a setting design. There's this way.... (the way that Joe favors)...

....and then this way. Just two ideas out of many rumbling around in my head. What a difference a layout makes! Just as in life, the possibilities and choices are infinite. Now just what do I do? For starters, I'll keep rearranging and changing my mind until I'm completely satisfied with the end result. I haven't even thought about what I'm doing in the border yet. This is definitely a dynamic work in progress. (I'm leaning toward this layout....I like the little blocks on point.)
I've been trying to make at least five additional blocks a month out of the leftover fabric. I'm falling a bit behind....or well....no one knows that except you and me! I'm trying not to buy any additional fabric to add to the leftovers.

Every scrap of fabric that you see is from my stash. I know you will understand when I say that I haven't made even a small "dent" in my fabric accumulation.

Since it is so close to the 4th of July, I'm on a patriotic theme as you can tell. I only have one patriotic quilt so I think it is time for another one.

I picked up months 7 through 9 at the shop on Monday so I'm going to be busy cutting and sewing three months worth of Civil War Tribute blocks together.....maybe.....maybe not. I may get back to my applique quilt instead. This is just another choice that I have to make.

Here's hoping you have lots of fun choosing just what projects you want to work on this week.

As always,

P.S. If you would like the pattern for the 6-1/2" mini-block, send me an email at patched55@comcast.net and I'll email you a .pdf file of the block I call Lil' Orphan Scrappy.

1 comment:

  1. I like your layout the best.It's interesting that we try and put a dent in our fabric, but it never seems to go down.Hmmm. Were going to the Lake for a few days so I won't see you on Monday. My sewing has been put aside for now.