Here is the final page in the design process. It met Bella's approval. I have several other sketches, one of which is going to grow up into another quilt! I do not have EQ7, but I might just get it with some Christmas money I received now that they have it for Mac. I just worry about another diversion that will take me away from my sewing machine.
I knew I wanted to make blocks of scrappy squares. I'd cut a lot of 3" squares last summer in blues, greens, purples, and reds when I was cutting 2.5" squares for a couple of Cynthia's Scrap-a-Palooza quilts. Why 3"? I have no idea... why not? I think I had a bunch of 3" squares left from another project.
Sorry for the poorly lit indoor pics.
|Solid blocks complete and in a pleasing arrangement|
The person this quilt is going to has a special birthday coming up in February. He is also of Irish heritage, and very proud of it. A few weeks ago I was struck with the idea of incorporating an Irish chain pattern into the quilt. At that stage I'd still been thinking of turning the scrappy squares blocks into half-square triangle blocks and playing with the light/dark myriad of patterns using that combination. Could I do both? I decided not.
|Green and ivory 9-patches added|
|Pretty masculine, I think!|
Here is the current stage, with the sashing and cornerstones all sewn up. I've decided it needs a final green border. Sigh. You guessed it; I don't have anything down here that would work. Darn it all but I guess I have to make another pitstop at a LQS! So this quilt is partially scrappy, partially new fabric.
Rocco and Bella find symmetry in my sewing room!
|Harmony, peace, symmetry and a puddle of morning sunshine!|