After focusing on a larger project that isn’t at a particularly stimulating stage, I like to cleanse my quilting palate and reward myself with something fun and quick.
So, after finishing my Jewel Frames quilt top last night I decided to play with more of the fabrics left over from that quilt and make a couple of panels for another Frankenbag. I didn’t like the colors of the blocks that are still sitting in that project bin, so I dug out some pink fabric that’s left over from the pink, orange and purple Another Sixteen patch quilt I made a couple of months ago.
I cut some strips and squares and started sewing and cutting and sewing and cutting and sewing.
I started with a couple sixteen patch blocks.
Then I cut some pink squares and bordered them with black and then cut them into quarters and put them back together in a strip.
Then I tossed some pieces up on my design wall to see how it looked.
I still need to figure out what to do with that section at the lower left. I may do something similar to the vertical strip on the right. I want that section to be interesting because I like having the option to flip the orientation of the panel.
Here’s everything on my design wall as I called it quits tonight.
I won’t show you the mess on my cutting table!
I’ll probably finish these panels tomorrow night and see if I can get them quilted.
It rained most of the day today and the wind howled until later tonight. We finally got a break in the rain so I took the boys for a nice three-mile walk after dinner. It was actually nice and warm for January, but the wind was pretty crazy. I was paying attention to the trees as I walked in case one decided to fall on my head.
Bender and Rico were good boys considering how little activity they got today. They snoozed quietly most of the day as I worked. There’s something very relaxing about sleeping dogs in the room.
Peas in a pod.