Friday, 30 December 2011

Chasing Chevrons - finally a decision

It feels like months ago that I signed up for the Chasing Chevrons quilt along with That Girl That Quilt. Now that Christmas has come and gone, and all presents (except one) are completed and given, I have time to think about it again. I knew I wouldn't be able to start it till after Christmas, but I had been thinking about possible fabric choices. On Wednesday I made my decision:

I had originally picked up some very masculine fabrics - I ended up using these for my Dad's Christmas present mug rug. I needed a couple more fabrics to go with them, but I did buy all the background fabric I needed. Then I couldn't find any fabrics to go with the three I had.

Back to the drawing board. I pulled out the fabrics I bought in Sidmouth - they are all Pat Bravo (I think) but from different lines. I'm not 100% certain they all go together, but even if the colours and patterns don't quite pull together, my memories of the fabrics and where I bought them will. So I'll give it a go and see what happens! I'm hoping to start cutting and stitching on Sunday.

I've also pulled out my blocks for the essential sampler quilt. The central nine are quilted and stitched together. The remaining 16 blocks are in various states of finished-ness. Some are quilted, most aren't. But all now have sashing! I was hoping to finish it by 21st January, which would be one year after I started it, but that seems a little overly optomistic from where I am sitting at the moment.

On Wednesday Mum and I looked at all the Famer's Wife blocks I've completed so far. I haven't had them all out since I completed this many and it was interesting to see how they played together. Three blocks stuck out (and not in a good way), so I will be redoing them in the next few weeks - we picked out the colours already. And I've picked out the colours for a few more too, including Country Lane, which I started way back in July and really hated, because it was complicated and I'd chosen fabrics I didn't like. Hopefully attempt 2 will prove more successful!

A late Christmas present arrived yesterday - the fabrics I ordered from the US - Happy Mochi Yum Yum and some others. I have no idea what I will use them for. At the moment I just like looking at them!

1 comment:

Kristi said...

I like your fabrics for the chasing chevrons quilt....hope you have fun working on it.