Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Changing My Mind

The other day on the way to the Kansas Troubles Stash Society meeting, my friends and I were discussing which projects we were planning to take to the retreat in April. On my list was my Pink & Brown quilt. The blocks have been finished since November, and I had 4 rows sewn together. But why was I delaying completing this top?

It finally hit me. I'm trying to make sure that I finish things -- get the quilts bound and labeled -- and use stash to offset fabric purchases. This particular quilt is going to the in the top stage for a while -- may even hang out in the need borders stage -- and I "can't" count the fabric since the blocks were already made prior to the first of the year.

So, I changed my mind after I got home on Monday. I needed some mindless piecing and putting these blocks into a top filled the bill. Obviously it's off my list for April, but there are several more where this came from.

Now all I need to do is figure out the borders.

The brown fabric in the chain was a challenge fabric. My friend, S, said it was ugly and I disagreed, so I had to figure out a way to make it work in a quilt. It's a vintage piece -- only 36" wide and came from her MIL's estate. Back in the fall I figured out I have enough left to do a narrow border, but I also want a wider outerborder - I simply haven't figure out what yet. Maybe scrappy from the rest of the fabric?

I'll keep it hanging for a while to see if inspiration strikes.


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