I’ve been sitting with a start for the quilt-along for a couple of weeks. Wondering what to do next. Shocked that it took two entire days to sew up a fairly small top.
I started with the Striped Donut pattern from SSSQ and maybe 45 inches of pastel Serape. The Serape fabric is one that you look at and think, “say, good lookin’, you’re full of mystery and surprises, aren’t you? You and your hazy unevenness….” Something like that anyway. I got a small pile of small print coordinates for the corner triangles, decided to cut the stripe so that it would efficiently use the width of the fabric and away we went. Surely this could go together and be off the design bed in a day.
Surely you jest. I powered through to the evening of the second day. Bound to get it off the design bed because I didn’t want to screw up the order trying to lay it out again properly the next day (note to self: install design WALL).
So, there that is. I’m still poring through the book looking for inspiration for the border.
I am thinking the border may involve this:
I am hoping the border does not involve this:
Don’t worry, I’ll save them for something. Maybe the border…
In the meantime, there’s still time to join the quilt-along. There’s also a fascinating Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts blog tour rolling along. Nice of them to have these festivities during my birthday month!
Oh, and the chintz squares have been put together:
I decided it needed a little bit of bordering too.
Hope there’s sunshine where you are!