Thursday, August 27, 2015

Cotton rainbows

I'm sure some of you are wondering about whatever happened to that bear paw quilt I started.... well.. I was going pretty well...
That is until I got my squares done and lined them all up together... only to discover that some of them are a full inch smaller than others... sigh.
I have no idea how I managed it. There is a way to fix it, but it involves a lot of stitch ripping to fix, and I just can't face it right now, so it's in a time out.

To console myself, Mom and I took a trip to another local quilt shop, and I got some charm squares. I figure since they are already cut, it's that much harder for me to mess it up.

I got a couple packs of beautifully rich batiks (I have a real soft spot for batiks.)
I had just got them all laid out the way I wanted to, then a wind came up and blew them all over the place... but this picture of one corner gives you an idea of how pretty they are. I hope to get started on it soon.

But that's not the only quilting project in the works. I picked up another jumbo pack of charm squares
 A rainbow of solids to make a very special project for a certain little Miss... but more on that later. Stay tuned!

7 comments:

Araignee said...

I love, love, love charm squares. I have boxes full of them. They are so easy to manage unlike a lot of yardage or even a fat quarter that you are just going to cut up anyway.

Chris Behme said...

I have to stay out of fabric shops so I don't go and buy more! I have enough stashed away for a rainy day. But when it rains I stay in and knit. LOL! Pretty batiks.

Monika said...

Those already cut squares look wonderful. So many beautiful fabrics. Can't wait to see it done!

elns said...

Oh i can't even quilt and I'm a HUGE fan of the batiks! I love stacks of fabric. I blame my mother who has always had some around us. even when we were super poor. She's made up for it now though. We stay in her fabric room when we visit her. ha! I wish you a fun and fabulous project!

Dee said...

Pretty array of colors on the batiks. Your sewing machine is going to be VERY busy!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Oh, sorry about the mismatched squares - this sounds exactly like something I would do. Probably related to my inability to sew straight!

Judy S. said...

Looks like some fun projects in the making! I'm not a very good measurer either.....