Sunday, May 29, 2011

New Quilt on the Wall

Last night I had an emotional, heart-rending discussion with a young woman who is presently living with us right before bedtime.  She is having problems...big problems.  I was so emotionally upset.  My husband said, "You need to's...therapeutic."  Such a wise man!  He and I both knew it would take me a long time to fall asleep.  So I started the above quilt blocks.

Same young person was sick during the night and I had to stay home from church with her all day again...hence, lots of unanticipated sewing time.

Susanna had (ahem) encouraged me to go through my quilt magazines and purge them (I don't even know what that means!).  In the process, I pulled any patterns I would EVER want to make, plus some pics that did not have patterns per se.  This was one of the quilts that was on the wall of a quilt shop picture.  The alternate blocks in the pic were pink.  It looked so cute.  Mine are purple because I use Thimbleberries nearly 100% of the time, and pink T'b is not cute.  But I like it.  Pieced blocks are 5" square finished.

This was all from my 1-1/2" strip box (thank you, Susanna, for making it so accessible...see--this is all HER fault).  I cut some 3-1/2" wide strips for the creams on the outermost borders of the blocks.  I am making it a baby-sized quilt and calling it finished without borders. 

I just need to go to to see what size side and corner triangles I need to cut and to see if I have enough purple to make it.  I don't think I do since this was a large scrap.  But never fear...I have another in the wings that will match sufficiently.