Praise !

"NOW THANKS BE UNTO GOD, WHICH ALWAYS CAUSETH US TO TRIUMPH IN CHRIST !"

The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear?The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked came against me to eat up my flesh, my enemies and foes, they stumbled and fell. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear....Psalm 27 1-3
Psalm 31: 7, 8
I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy; for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;
And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; thou hast set my feet in a large room.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Beckoning......beckoning.....

is this growing basket of coordinates.  I'm adding fabrics but still undecided what the project will be.  My Tufted Tweets fabric sneaks in there nicely, so I'm gonna be really picky about what I use it for.

But, in the meantime........Do you ever find yourself just making something because that's what we do?  I mean, sometimes, and more often lately it seems, I just start something that seems to come out of nowhere.  Today's project is made from a little bundle of fabric that I've had in reserve for maybe 3 or 4 years, I guess.  I always wanted a little quilt around for the grandbabies to recognize each Christmas.  I never got it made while they were around my house......that's how it is--when you're busy WITH them, you don't always get to make FOR them. 
Today, I ran across the bundle and decided to try a simple quilt that was similar to the quilt that is being made in the "That girl, that quilt" quiltalong.  I didn't have much fabric, so I just made blocks a few at a time, to see how far I COULD go.  When it came time to try to 'wonky-up" the blocks, I found that it is difficult to get just the right degree of wonkiness without it looking overly planned.  So, I just decided to trim the blocks straight.  When I lay the blocks out onto the bed, I noticed that some blocks seemed larger than others.  Turned out I had cut one strip for the center blocks at 5 1/4 inch, and the other two strips at 5 1/2 inch.  I had to take apart blocks and trim off a quarter of an inch.  So the centers are rectangular, but no one would ever be sure unless I had told them.  Silly little mistake. . 
 
You can't tell the size of this quilt from the photos, but it measures about 36 x 46.  That's such an odd size, unless it's a baby quilt, and I don't really have anyone in mind for that.  We'll see.....batting is so expensive now, that I like to know what the quilt is for before I commit the batting.   Maybe I'll just make it for decorating my own place.......all of my Christmas stuff is SO OLD !

 I think that part of today's experiment was to see if I wanted to use this quilt design for my new basket of fabrics, and the answer is "no".  Not just like this, .....though there is another design that is similar that is calling for a trial.

I want to thank my two readers who made suggestions......and very good ones at that........for this upcoming quilt.   I so appreciate any input.  I'm not used to valuing my fabrics so.......I usually have fabrics so long that I can't wait to put them in ANYTHING !


3 comments:

  1. this little christmas quilt is so cute....it would be great for you to turn into a little throw for yourself. that basket is lovely. i like to keep all my new fabrics out too so that i can ponder what i will do with them. sometimes i think of something and go for it and other times i just end up putting them away.

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  2. That fabric is adorable, I love the kids in their jammies and especially the robot!

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  3. How cheerful....you've a good start on Christmas!

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