Out the Door
Another mini ready to go. My partner said she liked color, so I went for color!
She also said she liked traditional blocks in a modern (off the grid) style. Okay. I tried.
I did. I made up the little blocks and I kept playing with them trying to come up with an off the grid, non-traditional layout that looked good.
Head smack into personal limitations. I couldn’t do it. Every layout I played with looked like 1) I was too lazy to make all the blocks and fill out the quilt, 2) the dog ate half the blocks and I was racing the deadline, or 3) a deranged design-challenged quilter had run amok in my sewing room.
I speak as someone who really admires the modern style that other quilters manage.
Sad, really, but there it is. My thinking outside the box skills clearly need some work. Meanwhile, I went for simplicity and hoped that would be “modern enough.”
In any case, I really like how it came out. I just hope my partner does!
I took some process photos. Like bunches of little squares.
Laid out into blocks.
And the foundation started.
At which point I got caught up in the process and forgot to take any more pictures. But here’s a close-up of the finished quilt.
I love the colors on this quilt set against the black and white binding fabric.
And lastly, a pincushion for part of the extras.
Now, back to my regularly scheduled programming. (Grading, grading, grading . . . )