It's Easter Wednesday....just kidding, I put my Easter decorations back in their box yesterday. But I wanted to share the cute Easter card my daughter sent me this year,
Print this post
bunny and chicks . . . in cupcake papers....how perfect is that!! She's good about finding just the right card for me. I have several of them setting out in my sewing room, I can't bear to throw them away. I packed this card up with the Easter decorations so I can enjoy it all over again next year.
Are you ready for a challenge?
At least 4 years ago I signed up for a reversible/quilt as you go class. Do you remember that quilt pattern....
you sew these triangles and strips onto a 10 inch piece of quilt batting to make a block. The block on the left is the front side and the block on the right is the back side.
Once you finish the blocks there are unlimited possibilities on how to place the blocks to create different designs,
When you've finished piecing the blocks, you connect the blocks by adding sashing, and the quilt is all done, pieced and quilted at the same time.
A very clever idea!
I enjoyed the class, my classmates were a fun group and the teacher was great.....the method, not me. I love this poppy fabric by Pamela Mostek for Clothworks and decided it deserved to be in a better pattern. So I threw away all my 10 inch blocks of batting and put the fabric in a project box, waiting for the perfect pattern. ( I know you're cringing at the thought of me tossing those batting blocks...I'm sorry, I'm just not a keeper!) I have since learned not to cut ALL the fabric for a project until you know if you're going to like that project!!
So here's the challenge......
Can you think of a pattern that will use
AND this large poppy fabric?
Note: the triangles, when pieced together, make a 10 inch square.
I am so hoping there is someone out there that looks at these pieces and says, "Yes, I know just the thing". I've been looking for at least 4 years and have not come up with anything. I toyed around with a Lady of the Lakes block with the light poppies on top and the dark poppies on the bottom of the large center hst, but I'm hoping for something better than that.
I'm open minded about cutting the triangles or any of the fabric, so don't think we have to stay within the parameter of the piece's current shape and or size, or use all the companion fabric, I mainly want to do something with the poppy fabric.
If I make a quilt using a pattern that you suggest, I'll reward you with a surprise. What, I don't know, I guess it depends on what I think you'll like, but you could be a winner AND make me a very very happy happy quilter.
As Gomer Pyle used to say, "Thank You, Thank You, Thank You"