Yesterday, after packaging up orders and one long, very cold trip to the Post Office, I decided to treat myself to an afternoon of sewing something not on my list, because I'm really trying to stick to a list these days!
I put on The Lumineers, my new favorite! and laid out that beautiful Glimma Charm pack on our craft table. I had mentioned making a pillow, but once I starting planning out a project for them, I just couldn't get beyond wanting to combine them with some linen and make a quilt! Just for fun, for once!!
To begin, I started cutting 5" squares from both my stashed grey and white linen. The idea was to do a simple patchwork, with each block consisting of two Glimma prints and two linen. After I finished those blocks, easy, I did a little measuring. Lucky me, turns out I had just enough linen for some sashing! After the kiddos were asleep, with a clearer head than I've had in months, I thought it would be interesting to add the sashing to create points towards the center -- now that was fun! And, just before bedtime for me, I took a few quick photos. Right away I knew it wasn't done!
This was my favorite corner last night!
After one more border of linen, I still love this corner!
I tried my best to take some photos this morning, a little too early, just after the kids were off to school. I completely froze and it was a huge photo failure -- way too dark and dreary!
Yes, I much prefer the comfort and warmth of taking pictures indoors these days! Once finished, I hope this quilt will be bringing a little more of those things to someone?
For now, it looks pretty right here...
Now, I'm off to see who I'll be sending that Glimma, too! And, then it's back to work for me!
p.s. Oh, and if you happen to have any good ideas of what I could name this quilt -- please share! I am terrible at it! :)