I made it through Friday’s shopping trip with the girls unscathed, but rather bored. Five hours in the mall was at least four hours too long for me. But I did get some more graph paper and made good use of my time. I sat in the food court and drew up some quilty ideas.
We stopped at an art and craft store after the mall and I found some mini buttons. I was pleased with that and grabbed 5 packs of them. Been looking all over for minis! They will make great eyes for little quilted critters.
I spent the entire day yesterday working on those pinwheel blocks. I have to admit that I wasn’t sure if the quilt was going to turn out to be as spectacular in real life as what I imagined. But now that I am moving on to the part where I am sewing the blocks into panels, I am loving how nice it is turning out. And am excited to see this quilt top finished!
But it has been very hard on the brain! I now realize that if I was simply sewing the blocks into rows, it would be easy to line up the seams in order for them to ‘nest’ together. Because I am making panels and using three different sizes of blocks…. That’s another story! Sew….. Today I have drawn out the block layout and reversed it to show how it would look from the back. Now I am doodling little arrows for all the seams. What fun!
Decided to write up a pattern for this quilt and see if anyone else would be able to understand and follow the directions. When the quilt is completed and I am done writing the instructions, I would like to see if I could sell the pattern.
Here are a couple shots of some of the panels…. (Sorry they are sew fuzzy)
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