This kind of stress calls for therapy. Sewing therapy. Our quilt guild's annual retreat is coming up May 4 and 5, and we will be making quilts with the Lil Twister tool. You know, this kind of quilt:
|Photo borrowed from http://www.quilters-connection.com/classes.asp|
Is it true for you, too, that one of the hardest part of making a quilt is fabric selection? I thought I'd make it easy by using some of the Good Fortune charms that I won from Linda a while back. After all, Good Fortune is a great name for a baby quilt! But I only really wanted the oranges and the greens and a touch of light blue. Once I took out the purples and dark blues and pinks and grays from the Charm pack, I didn't have enough. Into the stash I went, and found a darker orange and a darker green to sprinkle in there for POP. And there was one orange piece from a City Weekend Charm Pack that seemed to go well, too, so I threw it in there. And then, of course, I stalled out at border time. It's pretty scrappy looking, which means I'll probably love the end result, but will my cousin?
Back to the drawing board. I decided on a safer alternative for the baby - perhaps I'll make that other version for myself! I alternated all of those purples and blues from the Good Fortune charm pack with a white.