Started out the day with a worthwhile project.........taking this tote bag that was full of fabric scraps, and cutting them down into 2 1/2 " squares, 2 1/2 X 4 1/2 inch rectangles, and odd strips. I'm terrible about remembering where I saw stuff, but I recently came across a post on a blog where the girl spent the day cutting down her scraps.
I'm excited to do this with all the scraps I can get my hands on. They're so much more user friendly this way. If they're not what I need, I can cut from yardage and pieces in the drawers, and this way the scraps won't always be in need of ironing !
Stopping mid-morning, hubby and I joined our two nieces and nephew for lunch. I stuffed myself with catfish, and he ate the largest serving of meatloaf I have ever seen on one plate ! Then, having recently discovered Pandora, he spent the afternoon listening to Mother Maybelle and the Carters, while I continued cutting fabrics.
My mind kept going to Wanda's comment about my borders, so I took another look at the brown diamond quiltie. Being tempted by those neat stacksof pieces, I did a little playing, made myself some modern flowers, and basted them onto this quiltie to add a little pizazz. Doesn't really do anything about the borders, although I did 'bleed' into two of them, but I'm liking it a lot better already.
I guess I'll hand-applique it at this point........still not sure how I'll quilt it.