"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Monday, January 30, 2012

It's All Your Fault!


My Sunday morning appointment called Saturday night to cancel, so I had an entire day to get some quilting done.  Yes, actual quilting.  The sewing table was all cleared off, as is necessary when I quilt.  There are three sandwiched quilts to choose from.  Should I start with the easiest one?  Or the one that will take the most time?

Perhaps I will take some time first to think about the design for the applique border on my SAHR.  I just finished a border and you all said such nice things about it, and I'm eager to continue.  So I looked at images of applique online, and I pulled out many books from my shelves and leafed through them.  Next came the graph paper and the colored pencils.  (SQ1 rather than EQ7)  I started sketching, and getting ideas for some template shapes.  I think we're all ready to go with this now, but I have about two fewer hours for quilting. 

Then an email popped up on my computer from my friend Vickie, with a link to this site:  4Patches4Hope.  It is for a cause that I will gladly support, so off to my scrap basket I went, and I made a few 4 patches and prepared them for mailing today.

Then I saw yet another Schnibbles Full House on someones blog.  I really want to make this, but I cannot purchase any new fabric.  So what's a girl to do?  Think hard.  Get creative.  I remembered that a couple of years ago I received 2 charm packs and another Schnibbles pattern for a gift.  I hesitate to say this in public, but I've never really cared for the pattern, so it never got made.  Perhaps it's time to decide that it never will be made, and use the charms for something else?  Excellent idea!  I bring you an almost completed modified Full House.  The fabric is Old Primrose Inn, and I thought it would be perfect for constructing some houses.

So, how's the quilting coming along on those three quilts?  Well, that's a topic for another day.  When I actually do some quilting.
 
Contentedly sewing the day away.....Sunny

13 comments:

  1. Love your runner! I am eager to play with this pattern, and am loving all the fun variations I'm seeing all across blogland. Yours is a really fun one.

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  2. Oh now you have given me a problem! I have the Full House pattern and was going to do it in red and white...but I also have Old Primrose Inn and I love how yours looks!!!... Decisions decisions......

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  3. Yeah, I have days like this too. You're not alone. I blame it all on blogging :P

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  4. Love the houses, Sunny, and the fabric turned out to be so cute with them! I popped over to Vickie's page to follow and have the 4patches4hope page bookmarked. I have some scraps that will be great for that. Thanks for sharing that. xo

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  5. Bits and pieces always adds up to quilts eventually. Looks like a great sewing day to me.

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  6. I hear you. So easy to get distracted by all the great ideas out in blog land.

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  7. How cute is that!!! I love it. Good for you on using the charm pack, why make a quilt you don't really like? I can so relate to your day, girl...

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  8. Beautiful! Isn't housing construction fun?! :-)

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  9. I love the modified full house, kinda wish I would have seen it before I made the other one. The fabric is really pretty too.

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  10. Loved visiting your construction site - beautiful houses on your 'land'. :-)

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  11. That's the trouble with looking on the internet, you get sidetracked! (But in a lovely way) Love your work.

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  12. A entire day just for sewing, now that's magic to my ears!

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