Let me preface this by saying that I am reading a book on creativity. (A good practice if you want to grow creatively.) This book is "Nine Modern Day Muses and a Bodyguard" by Jill Badonsky. Today's joy is brought to you by the muse of Practice, Process and Imperfection. Her name is Spills.
Spills motto is to take a mistake and make it bigger and better. Good idea for my current quilt!
As you know, I cut the fabric to the wrong size. You may also know that I had a limited supply of that fabric. Spills laughed and said "Now is the time to soar! Spread your wings, c'mon let's fly"
Instead of trying to "rescue" the fabrics, I decided to use the big blocks and make some small blocks to go with them. I found some charm squares in my stash that had red and white in them. (There is also green- but printed on the red, it looks black.) So I could use those for the smaller pieced disappearing nine patch blocks.
Electric Quilt play time yielded this:
There are only eight of the small disappearing nine patch blocks. I had 4, so I scrounged in my stash for a few more bits of fabric and managed enough to make it.
The large blocks will be used as I have them, but I also have my blocks made with the leftover pieces. Spills, the muse, said that I could use those as needed and make it a bit more wildly creative. I like that idea.
After hunkering down at the sewing machine and cutting table -and pressing station, I finished all of the pieced blocks. I used the rest of the large pieces to make the "too big" D9P blocks. I went to my design floor (ha ha) and laid out the center section of pieced blocks.
Nice flow- Check
Graphic look - check
Nice variety of fabrics in the chosen color families- Check!
Next up will be cutting the fabric for the solid color blocks. Then piecing the rows and columns into a top.
This is going much better and faster than I anticipated. I may actually meet the deadline. Ya-Hoo!
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