Sunday, May 30, 2010

Laying it out

This is what I came home to on Thursday after the looooongest week of the world:
Happy unbirthday swap
I participated in the "Happy Un-birthday" swap on Swap-bot, which we listed 10 things that we would like to receive and our partner sent us 3 things from the list. My partner, as you can clearly see, went totally overboard!!!! I asked for gnome fabric because so far in the town I live I cannot find even one scrap anywhere! I have no idea what I'm going to do yet, but I love this idea here with putting the gnome in the doorway of a wonky house. I lovety love it! I didn't think to get a picture of what I sent out, I was too much in a hurry to get to the post office!
So, I mentioned that I was getting ready to start another quilt, and I have done just that. I started on Thursday after spin class, cutting out rectangles. This is what I have so far:
New quilt
I don't completely love it yet. In the center area I am trying not to be too fussy about how to arrange the colors, but frankly it's kind of freaking me out. I had another couple of prints in there with like a general white backround, but then I started counting how many of each color and putting them in an order. But, I want the main colors to be red and turquoise so I took out those squares and added more red and turquoise. My general ispiration is from the Moda Bake Shop cherry and blossom table topper. Thing is that I'm trying to use what I have in my stash, so I'm subbing strawberries for cherries. And, the original pattern was just a table topper so I'm obviously making mine a lot bigger. I'm on the fence about whether I want to add the appliqued flowers to all the middle squares. I kind of feel like it will become overwhelming, yes? Maybe I'll just randomly add some??? I don't even know yet. I have a super long weekend, the doctors I work for generously gave us Tuesday off as well, which was a surprise - found that out on Thursday. I'm happy to have another day to sleep in :)

1 comment:

Aunt Spicy said...

What a great swap partner! And that quilt looks like it will be fabulous!