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.