I have another finish to share. I didn't piece this entirely this week! It was a UFO that I had left from Hawaii. I bought this kit the day it came out from Little Quilts--the designers. I distinctly remember ordering it because we were having a tsunami in Hawaii and yet I called over to Little Quilts in Georgia to order it. The charming lady I spoke with, when she found out where I lived, asked, "Aren't you having a Tsunami?" I laughed and said yes, but that I was safe but I really wanted to make sure I got my kit! Goodness, the things
When I pulled out the WIP, all packed up in a large ziplock, I sorted through everything and got it organized. I began by attaching the cream spacer border above and below the ribbon border. Then I began to piece the star blocks.
I laid them all out to make sure that I had enough pieces, but I was short some of the light corners. Hmm. I looked through my stash to see if I had extra fabric, but I didn't. I did have a few short strips the right width, so I cut them into the squares, but I was still short. I went though everything again and discovered a pile of the right squares. I made the star blocks and next I had to sew them together with some spacer strips. Eee gad! The short strips I had cut for corner squares (and didn't need once I found the other squares) were my center spacers!!! This is why I don't like having UFOs--because I forget things, lose things, or screw them up. I ended up cutting spaces from a different cream fabric from the kit and it is okay, but still...
It was pretty easy to attach the star rows and then border it all twice--once with the cream and once with the navy. I really like how it came out. There is way more blue in this quilt than red and I really like that look--it is different!
I'm loving how my design wall is looking, but I really need to get some layering, basting, and quilting done!
After that I started pulling fabric for my Schnibble--Dulcinea this month. The pattern looks like children's pinwheels to me, so I decided to use some of my "fun" patriotic fabrics that I rarely use. This is what I have so far, but I'm not certain if I'm going to like it yet. I will continue for now and see how I like it together.
I pulled fabrics with stripes and other lines that would lend a sense of movement to the pinwheels.
Have a great day everyone!