For the last while, I had been dreaming about working on my "own" projects. Most of my time is spent on sewing items that are intended for use at the shop. I sew samples to highlight certain fabrics or patterns, and I often write the patterns as well. This is good, but not for every thing that I make. So, I had envisioned a window of time when I could just be "creative", and use fabrics from my stash in a non-planned way just for my own interest. Well, that didn't go so well. I seemed to just be non-directed and un-focused. I did make a few new "orphan" blocks that don't really excite me.
Then, I decided that what I really wanted to do is to finish some projects that I started.
I pulled out a log cabin that I started back in May, set in a "Streak of
Lightning", again in those "Japanese" fabrics in shades of brown, taupe
and ivory. I really like borders, and so I figured out the sizes for this one that has no name. Basically it is a on point square alternating with a little square in between. I used this on another quilt some time ago, but don't remember from where I initially got the idea.
So this is what the quilt looks like now. I need to mull it over and decide if it needs more borders. I'm sort of leaning toward another pieced border, but I'm not sure what size. The complicating factor is that I seem to have used up most of my darks, and am left with a lot of medium colors. I suppose I could just quilt it and bind it, but that doesn't seem quite right to me. Any opinions?????
As for me, I'll be working on some Saturday Surprise Blocks for the shop program!!
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