If Eleanor Burns hadn’t already coined “quilt in a day”, I’d be using it for this apple core pattern.
Yesterday, I drafted the pattern and tested it by making a four patch.
Today, I pulled fabric. I had decided on a nice blue-green and yellow combination.
I like it so far.
Then, I laid it out on the floor.
Eh. I rearranged. I pulled fabrics out. It just didn’t do anything for me. So, I picked it all up and was going to head in a different direction entirely (blue and brown) when I realized it was the blue-green that I didn’t like. So, I pulled a different stack of green.
I have three stacks of greens. One is blue-green. One is olive green. And, the third and largest pile is what I think of as true greens; shades of emerald and kelly.
I laid out the olive greens with my favorite yellows and knew I had a winner.
I did a little rearranging, and then I cut out the blocks. I even had time to piece the first four patch (upper left corner) before I had to leave to go to that pesky job.
The leaf print at the bottom will be the outer border, and just like I did the little 30’s repro quilt, I want an inner border of half blocks, all from the same fabric…maybe a solid olive green? Who knows.
Anyway, I think it’s going to be a very cute quilt, and there is a good chance I could finish it this week as fast as it is going. That would be wonderful.
Everybody have a great Wednesday. I’ll be dreaming of sewing…and with my list of things to sew, there’s a lot to think about.