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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Penny's Single Irish Chain

I must be done with this top. I can't decide what else to do with it. Since I haven't much fabric for a decent border or more blocks it will stay like this.  I have more muslin, but available muslin doesn't mean I have to use it. I like it well enough the way it is and was thinking of just backing it for a summer quilt, though it wouldn't quite fit the bed at 66" x 72". Perhaps if it could have talked it would have told me to make it bigger. I'm so glad my things don't tell me what to do though it is nice when they make suggestions. Now if only I would pay attention. . .






As I look at this I am almost sorry I didn't arrange the colors to blend. I was so undecided, but decided to just get on with it and start sewing. As I began to stitch the blocks together I felt I was doing something wrong. It was hard to keep myself from rearranging them but eventually I had so many together that I wasn't about to undo all that work. Like the rest of you, I'm still waiting for someone to come up with that gadget that you can program to remove stitches for you that were made in error or just cause you  changed your mind.

The 1930's fabric I have left for the Bin Bust will make one or two more small quilts. It's pieces already cut in 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles and assorted strips. I have plans for the rectangles and one of the quilters at Studio 3 is interested in the strips.  I kept out a few pieces for binding a few quilts. And then I can declare the Bin's Been Busted. That will motivate me to get on with the next one! Cool!

5 comments:

Vicki W said...

I think the quilt looks great just the way it is. It's a great tribute to 30's style of quilts.

Rockester said...

What lovely colors! It looks fabulous just the way it is! Bravo! Kathy Aho in MN

Vic in NH said...

It looks wonderful and I'm not overly fond of 1930's style fabrics, so if I like it, it is fabulous! Try not to second guess success. you made it and it's great!

swooze said...

I think the randomness of the color makes you really study it to look for the "pattern". At least if you are a quilter.

Kalicocreations said...

I think that it is very pretty just as it is!
Terry