Thursday, January 1, 2015

Done - Undone - Almost - Ahhhh

Moda Candy Packs.  So irresistible.  In September or October I couldn't resist the Winter Wonderland pack by Bunny Hill Designs.  Easy peasy, I thought, to just do a quick project with these squares.  Red and white together are classic, and I love the small prints in this group.  So I laid all the squares out into a pattern (on my cutting table).  I sewed them all together and put them up on the design wall.  And this was it:

Made my head hurt!  So I took off the last row. And got this:

Then I got out my trusty ripper and took it all apart, all 42 squares.

I started again, using the design wall (note to self and others:  always lay things out on a design wall, not any flat surface!).  The problem?  Trying to use all 42 squares.  There were duplicates of many, making arranging harder.

Finally, I called uncle and took out the pieces I was not happy with in the mix.  Then, I arranged the "light" squares into "patterned", "not patterned" diagonal rows which satisfied my need for a bit more order.  Small border, larger border, Bob's your uncle, and it's a quilt top!

I do have it basted ready to quilt.  Still pondering design and thread color.  For what was supposed to be a quick project, it sure turned into something monumental!

A quiet day here.  I actually went to a New Year's Eve party hosted by my riding instructor.  It's the first time I've been out on New Year's Eve in probably 30 or more years!  We talked about--wait for it--horses!  Who knew?

Blissful New Year's Hugs,

P.S.  I am listening to Live to Tell by Lisa Gardner.


  1. I also fell in love with this line--but got mine at O'Susannah's--
    go figure!!! But I did the 12 days quilt by the Temecula quilt co in their posts--have lots left over--
    do really like what you did--so maybe another one will be made????
    Happy New Year--
    Smiles, di and miss gracie

  2. I've been through this dilemma before... Yours worked out beautifully ! Thanks for sharing.


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