|Something is amiss, and I don't think it's the ceiling fan.|
I rearranged my blocks. I pulled out Bonnie Hunter's Hidden Spools instructions and realized I didn't have all my blocks alternating light/dark, or in my case white and orange. A few minutes is all it took to set things right.
|The culprit returns.|
|Just inspecting it, then time for a nap|
One of these days I am going to make a design wall. I finally got him shooed away, I stacked, pinned and numbered my rows so I am ready to sew tomorrow. Bonnie had suggested that I use a thin blue border between the blocks and my outer border. These are my border fabrics. The orange looks a little washed out here. I have used it in a few hidden spools blocks. You can see it to the right of the cats paw. I can't wait to see it all come together.
|Thin blue (1.5 inches) and wide (3 inches) orange|
I had hoped to finish this so I could take it to my long-arm quilter later this week. This funny thing called work will probably get in the way. Plus, I really don't want to rush this. It's a birthday present for a family member, so I want it to be just right.
These blocks are easy and fun to make. It's amazing how quick this has come together. I have decided to use the same pattern for a baby quilt. I think I have enough scraps from my stash to make most of the baby quilt. I still have not decided if I will use a neutral as my light fabric. They are not going to find out if they are having a boy or girl so this quilt will be bright and colorful, except for pink. Mom's not a fan of pink.
|Contenders for a Hidden Spool baby quilt.|
So lots of fun ahead. For now first things first. Finish the orange and white, find a backing fabric and send it all to my long arm quilter...Are we have fun!