Thursday, June 5, 2014

I Have a Confession to Make

Last week I showed you what was on my design wall. I can see pretty well where this one is going, and while I like it.........

I totally abandoned it, because I had an idea. I starting pulling lots of fabric strips - 1", 1 1/2", 2", and 2 1/2" - and sewing them together. I did not use a foundation, just sewed them together.

Soon, I had lots of strips sewn into rows, which I pressed and then cut into 6 inch strip sets.

Next I sashed them with 2 1/2" blue solid.

I had a lot of help from Bruno, of course. To tell the truth, Bruno is the only one usually who is still awake while I'm doing all this sewing. He is such a faithful friend!

Now, this quilt top has totally come together. I have the batting cut and the backing ready, so soon it will grow into a real quilt. Don't you love it when things just come together like that!!!

Can you tell that Miss Ru's Dinah is NOT impressed? She thinks sewing and dogs are vastly overrated!

We've had a good bit of rain lately. I am not complaining. We have been so short of rain for a while now, I am just glad everything is getting a good soaking. The growing things are growing, including weeds unfortunately. I was out in the garden tying up tomato plants this evening. No pictures, sorry. I'll try to post some later. 

I hope you're having a wonderful week. The world, even with all its problems, is still full of wonders and delights if we look for them. I'm looking!

Hugs and kisses,


Sheila said...

I LOVE your beautiful, colorful coin quilt. That pattern has been on my bucket list and will probably come together like yours, out of the blue just like that.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Love your Plan B! I'm not sure that I would have thought to use that blue for the sashing, but it was the perfect choice!

I'm looking, too, for those wonders and delights. ;-)

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- that came together in no time and it's wonderful! Now, you're going to have to get back to that other quilt -- you can't put it off LOL!!!

Susie Swanson said...

Awesome job and so beautiful as usual. I could never do one like that. hugs, xo

Karen said...

The scrappy look works so well in these quilts.
Well done to Bruno for being such a great helper.
Enjoy the rain.