Not satisfied with that Twinkle quilt layout from yesterday. Not satisfied at all. The original quilt had lots of different colors. Trying to over-think it, I wanted to add an organizing color scheme that ended up as large rectangles of vast boredom. I loved the fabrics. Separately. Together, well, yawn.
So, here is yesterday’s again:
Smaller areas, four different sizes of fabric pieces in each block. Oh, the fretting. I thought and thought and messed around and came very close to trying to figure a way to insert friendship stars between the blocks. Without adding sashing. For a worrisome amount of time, that actually seemed do-able.
Ultimately, I cut the blocks down from 14 1/2″ to 12 1/2″. I put the ruler in a corner so that the old block center was off-set from the center after the cut. Half the blocks have a full size blue-green rectangle in one corner and half the blocks have a full-size pink-orange rectangle in one corner. So now the stars are slightly off-set horizontally and vertically.
There, that’s better. Moving on.
Can you resist?
No, you can’t.
Not a chance.
Really. Superbuzzy 5″ charm packs! Get. Out! And I’m seeing some lovely fat quarter packs over there. And some interesting looking new books.
While at Superbuzzy’s site just now, checking to make sure they still have charm packs before I posted here (you’re welcome), I noticed that I missed one charm pack. Rectified. And that they have a Japanese book of projects using KAFFE fabric.
I learned of the Superbuzzy charm packs from a tweet from TrueUp. Twitter is very handy for such great breaking news. And then there’s me tweeting on about the tedium of daily life. Ahem. Are you on Twitter? I’ve been toying with starting a quilt group there. But, um, I’m not quite sure how that would work. I should probably figure that out first.
Finally, in the Copycat Dept., I had to get a couple of fat quarters:
OK, have a good weekend, everyone!