I’ve long been a fan of Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville.com – I know many of you are. I love her style of quilts, the fact that her designs aren’t just scrappy – there is a logical flow to them that really appeals to me.
She’s a big fan of leaders and enders (click here for a decent explanation of what they are if you are unfamiliar) and I’ve been trying hard to fall into line with her way of thinking. Part of the problem with me and Leaders and Enders is that rather than just using them as their original purpose, I end up working like a bull at a gate on the particular project that I have in mind for them, rather than the one I’m supposed to be working on.
Which is what has happened in the last couple of days.
These are my four patches and my half square triangles from a box of pastel scraps I’m trying to empty. I’m supposed to only be using them as the pieces in between the current chain piecing project, but of course, as you can see – I’ve been assembling things.
I just love the pretty pastels. I’ve been working so long on the reproduction quilts I have that I’ve missed the smiley, happy faces of the pastels.
I have to cut 600 half square triangles and 300 four patches to make a quilt about 90 inches wide. I’ve been cutting for days and I haven’t yet got to the bottom of the pastel box, and it’s only one of so many other boxes in my sewing room.
I’ve so many, many boxes of fabric in my little room. I’m drowning in fabric. And I haven’t brought any for months!
I am enjoying the colours of this one very much.
How’s your quilting day been?