Monday, April 15, 2013
Quite a while back, maybe 2 years, my friend Sharlene gave me 10 Irish Chain blocks that she won at Quilt Party. She didn't really like them and knew that I would use them for something. About a year after that, I played in EQ7 and came up with this quilt design. I know I wanted to use the bright green as the focal point.
I took the blocks to the LQS and headed to the 40% off room to find a treasure. I did, I found all 3 of my fabrics in that room. I bought them, brought them home and made a kit with my design, the blocks and the fabrics and put it away. Fabric needs to age.
After more time, I took out the kit, showed it to Crystal and she curled up her nose. She didn't like my green and pink print. NOT AT ALL! So that stalled me a bit but I really like it! Finally, I decided to put it up on the design wall and let it talk to me for a while. I move colors around but kept coming back to my original placement. I'm glad I did. Isn't it funny how one little nose curl can stall your project.
I now have all the side triangles up on the wall and the parts for the corner triangles are cut and partially sewn. I can't wait to sew on the borders. This will become a new topper for my treadle sewing machine.
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