Do you have a quilt fairy? :) I sometimes wonder if I have a quilt gremlin! lol I was working on my Square in a Square quilt yesterday morning and thought I had a visit from that gremlin... I realized I did not have enough of the gold fabric I'm using for the middle strip!! NOOO how could that be?? I started with two yards! I contemplated ordering more. . . checked the stash to see if I had more . . . nope. And just when I was about to place the order I looked at the table where I put scraps and right there on top, another half yard!!! More than enough, thank you quilt fairy :) Here are the blocks I showed yesterday, plus a few more, on my design wall.
Because I decided to cut the inside strip 2," the blocks are finishing at 12 1/2".... I have enough to make another row horizontally and vertically and have decided that is too big. The intent was a big lap quilt. I also decided I don't much like symmetrical quilts :) So thought I would cut the outside square down so the inside square sat wonky. . . this quilt is for my husband's aunt and uncle and when I asked him what he thought, he said he liked them better square. We obviously do not share tastes when it comes to quilts! So now I am going to leave it at 5 squares across, 6 down and put a thin sashing between. I'm thinking off white, unfortunately I do not have enough of the gold to do sashing too. What do you think?
So the next question, what to do with those extra blocks? I'm thinking pillows, or maybe a matching small quilt for their dog . . . I'm guessing pillows are going to win!
I thought I would have this quilt sewn together by now... That was not in the cards. I came home after being gone for a couple of hours yesterday and found water in the basement! Now that will throw an unexpected scramble into a quilt making day! The good news is that it wasn't a lot, will be fixed today but in the mean time, I am getting ready to have plumbers here all day today (yes, there are about 20 things I should be doing instead of writing this post!). Unfortunately, I will likely get little, if any, sewing done today :(
Linking up with Lee over at Freshly Pieced. You can find the link in the left hand side bar. Also linking up with Kelly over at My Quilt Infatuation.
Until next time, keep on quilting!