Friday, January 21, 2011
Friday Night Sew In
I worked on my niece's purple and blue quilt. I worked until I ran out of batik. ....just...could....not...stretch...that...two.....meters....far....enough.....!
I tried. Really. But short of sacrificing the look, I did not have enough. I'll have to go out tomorrow and get a half meter of the purple batik in order to complete this top. Crap!
I hate it when I run out of stuff.
I have lots of the fabrics that I used to make the scrappy blocks. But, no more black, so I can't make another block to fill in the area either. And that would put things off anyway.
The good thing is, I've become a design wall convert. Up until now, I thought "poo,poo" about using a design wall, "just follow the pattern!". Well, it ain't so easy when you aren't using a pattern. And by putting it up on the wall - with pins into the drywall at that- I did rearrange the blocks to a more appealing layout. Now, if only I had bough 2 1/2 meters......
(center photo has the top row pinned onto the rest - across the middle)
I have a different quilt (the monster) on the frame right now anyway. And I'm starting to wonder if I want to quilt this one on the tabletop. I could do larger, more variable designs for each area - the blocks, the shadows and the sashing. Hmmmm.