Last week we were in FL for the birth of our first grandson. My b-friend, Ruth, had told me about a pharmacy that housed a quilt shop. I had two opportunities to go. The first time was rushed. The second time I perused every pattern and book I was interested in.
I bought some fabric. While that might now seem earth-shattering, keep in mind that I still have over 100 bolts at my house. Skinnier bolts, but still bolts.
Here's the loot with explanations after each picture.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Here's a tentative corner for my spool quilt. I was going to do a mitered corner, but since it'll be hanging off the bed, I don't think it's vital. I paper-pieced a 13" square on the diagonal. I have about 4' more to piece on both outside borders. I am not putting a border on the top where it will be going over pillows.
I have another post today about my shopping excursions from our recent FL trip. I am not a shopper, so this is truly noteworthy, hence the word "excursions" and not something menial, LOL.
Friday, March 15, 2013
I am liking this a lot better. Spent my available sewing time this AM cutting 13" strips from various scraps. I think a good blog name for a proliferous quilter would be Scrap Generator. Honestly, as much as I've cut from my scrap boxes (and there are only 4 plastic shoe boxes each half full), they never go away.
I don't like a lot of cream/light in a quilt, so this is better for my taste. I am planning to quilt a big feather in each border, filled in with something as yet undetermined. While I piece the borders, I'm doing laundry from our FL trip and watching the Pajama Quilter for inspiration.
My original idea is second for comparison.