you thought I was going to say “mind”, didn’t you? No, it’s comfort zone.
I have done maybe 3 scrappy quilts in my quilting lifetime. Not many. I’m not comfortable pulling little bits of fabric and hoping it turns out okay. I need definite. I feel really good when I can pick up a pattern, pick the fabric, cut, sew…..you know like the quilt from the other day.
My friend Betty suggested I work along with her making a pattern called “Dem Bones.” I’m using up my fat quarters, darks, lights, mediums all mixed up together. I thought I better practice.
I had this stack of 4” x 5” 30’s prints. While Charleen worked away on some pillowcases I popped the fabrics up on the flannel wall………….randomly, I might add…..and came up with this.
Not bad, not bad at all. I took a photo so I didn’t goof up with placement and set about sewing everything together.
I knew it wouldn’t be large enough with just the 48 fabrics in the centre……so I auditioned border fabrics. Nothing, absolutely nothing worked! I couldn’t find anything for an inner border until I started to think back to 1930. Then it hit me….muslin!
I found a small piece in the sewing room and put it up. It worked. Still no outer border though. Then another brilliant moment. Look how it ended up.
I’m really happy with how it looks. I plan on using a dark fabric for the binding. I have a few squares left over from the stack and I plan on doing 4 patches with them. I’ll show you the quilting on this one tomorrow along with the one I posted yesterday.
One more baby quilt on the stack!
It's Mystery Monday! I have my clue done from last week and I'm waiting p-a-t-i-e-n-t-l-y for today's.