Doing something small is better than nothing at all, especially when scrappy charms are involved.
Today’s mail brought a lovely batch of 100 charms to me all the way from Lyn in Wales! And since I’ve been backsliding something terrible about the Mighty Lucky Club I decided to take advantage of the mail. November’s able leader was Amanda Jean Nyberg of Crazy Mom Quilts and the lesson was “Effective Fabric Selection.” Here is what the exercise was:
Choose 100 21⁄2″ squares (or any size squares you wish to use).
Hey, guess what came in the mail today!
Now, throw them in a basket or a bag, shake them up and pull them out, one at a time, and place them on the design wall in the order that they were pulled. Work from left to right to make a 10 x 10 array. Take a photo to document your results. How did you like the results?
Position them according to your personal preference in a 10 × 10 grid on a design wall. (A fun side activity can be to time yourself, just to see how long it takes you!) Take a photo to document your results.
Remember, these were all someone else’s fabric; I was just playing around. But lots of fun.
This week got off to an exciting start, which should make up for the fact that I’m now starting week three of a cold sequence. I’ve had back to back colds for two weeks and I’m not better yet. (Yes they were different colds thank you very much. The novelty has worn off and I’m all done with colds now, please go away.)
Ahem. (And cough cough cough.)
“Too Good to Waste” was well received at the show last week and someone wants to buy it and have it in their house and she’s not a quilter OR related to me AND she wants to pay me money. Real money, not chickens or free babysitting or anything like that. So I’m pretty chuffed.
Once upon a time in a far-away land…well it was actually fall of 2011. And it was here. Ahem. There were some bare walls in the children’s bedroom. The brave and smart husband asked the talented and beautiful wife if she could make some quilts for decoration. The wife needed no further urging to make quilts…
Here is the story of a mini quilt I made and what happened next.
In fall of 2011 I bookmarked a pattern on the moda bake shop website I had liked (this of course was before I started making my own patterns). I didn’t think I wanted to make an entire quilt but this pattern would lend itself nicely to a mini.
I made this quilt:
When I was trying to decide how to quilt it, I thought I could make an inverse version.
So I made this quilt next to have a pair:
But for some reason lost in the passage of time I made some strange spacing decisions. It has bugged me and B. ever since.
This summer I had had enough of this terribly spaced quilt. The MQG had a sew day on Instagram and combined with the August appliqué mighty lucky challenge I set out to do a remake.
Success at last! A perfect matched set of mini quilts.
But wait…I made the originals during my “snow” phase, when I thought snow was whiter than white. I also didn’t have a Kona card to show me how wrong I was.
So now what? My remake doesn’t match! Quite a few swear words were said.