Well, it was Friday and Saturday. Friday I was looking through my patterns and saw “Gazebo” by JayBird Quilts. It is a table topper made from half hexagons and triangles. I thought I would be cute in Christmas fabrics, I still have a bunch from the Cloud Nine line that came out in 2015. I started with one and ended with three. I like the way the pattern makes it look like the pieces are woven over and under. Did I mention there are no Y seams? I think I am done with Y seams, for the year, after completing the hexagon flower quilt.
The weather outside Saturday was frightful, it rained all day. I was looking around my sewing room for something to do, when I spied a 1 ½ inch wide pile of strips. I bought them last year, on sale, to make a “Northern Lights” mini quilt a la JayBird Quilts. I got the pattern out and started cutting and piecing and then it was done. Pretty nice, I am debating about putting it on the frame to quilt.
Then I came up with an idea to make quilts suitable for certain 18″ dolls. I am doing another local art/craft sale on the 22nd and I thought, since its so close to the holiday and people seem reluctant to buy large quilts, they’ll buy small ones. I got out the 30’s fabrics, I have a few charm packs left, there was lots of variety to be had. I cut and chain pieced, cut some more and pieced a bit more to come up with three quilt tops. They measure about 18 x 21 inches. I was pleased with the results, a disappearing nine patch, a postage stamp, and a 1000 pyramid, cheerful and fun. They would all fit nicely on the frame, in a row. I bet the Northern Lights top could squeeze in too.
Being in a mini state of mind I pulled out my purple stash drawer and was going to pull fabrics for the 3rd clue from En Provence. Not much purple to be had, after “Easy Street” I guess I haven’t bought much in that hue. Plus I wanted red-purples and I have a thing for blue purples. Shopping was initiated and a few yards were purchased, hope they get here before Friday.
Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday.