It is time to get back to my own quilting. Even with my handy list and handy husband by my side helping me with my list, I still can't seem to get back on the quilting track this week for extended periods of time. We've been printing patterns, stuffing patters, mailing patterns, delivering patterns and quilts......it has been a whirlwind of activity.....all good stuff!
I managed to start putting the newest version of Madrigal together. It's been on my design wall for weeks and was begging to become an honest to goodness quilt.
The hardest thing with this quilt is getting all of the center hourglass units headed in the same direction. I couldn't tell you how many of them had a mind of their own and kept turing in the opposite direction..
I combined some old Beach House from Blackbird Designs and stripes from one of Nancy Halvorsen's collections in this block. I never throw anything away. All of the tiniest scraps are saved and used in my scrappy quilts. I just saw a new saying yesterday which applies to my quilting room. "I'm one bag away from being on an episode of Hoarders." BUT, in my defense, I know what is in those bags and I use them.
I think I'm going to go in this direction with the inner and outer borders. I'll have a better idea when all of the blocks are together. I love the fabric for the setting triangles. It looks like lace and adds such a nice feel to the quilt. The original Madrigal had flanges on the setting triangles. I auditioned several fabrics for flanges and decided not to use them this time. The border of the quilt looked like a set of flags denoting the finish line for a boating regatta.
I hope all of you can carve out some time for yourself in your quilting space this weekend. I'll be in my quilting room sorting and organizing so I won't end up on Hoarders!