Monday, January 23, 2006
3 Times A Charm
I don't know how I ended up with this quilt - it didn't start this way! Actually, it all started when I decided to "broaden my fabric horizons and try something new". Hence, I am now the proud owner of a bunch of fabrics that I just don't think go together. Finally, I decided I would make Bonnie's Scrappy Trips Around the World (charm #1), or maybe it was her Scrappy Bargello? Anyway, I got busy cutting. And then decided that I didn't have enough strips or variety, so guess what? I ordered MORE geometrics. But then I got tired of waiting for the order to arrive so I decided - hey! I should make Bonnie's Bricks and Stepping Stones (I think that is the name of the pattern) instead (charm #2).
I was pretty happy sewing 2 strips of fabric together. I was happy cutting those strips into sub-sections. Did I measure length and width before cutting to make sure my seams were 1/4" and I was cutting a square? No. So, now I have a bunch of squares that are not square. I really don't feel like cutting them down to size - I admit - I am lazy! My sewing time is at a premium and the thought of using my time to cut something 2X just isn't interesting to me.
Well, eventually I get this great idea to cut everything in 1/2 again to make 4 patch blocks and then sew 4 units together to get these rectangles. And I just happened to have the black sashing fabric... so a new quilt! 3 Times A Charm! Well, in progress anyway.