...and start making it before you have a clear plan? Please tell me I'm not the only one.
Last month, right before retreat, I had an idea. I knew I wanted to do a quilt with Civil War-ish prints and I knew I wanted to do it with Birds in the Air blocks. But that's all I knew. I didn't know how many I needed so I just grabbed the bin I store all the fabrics I like to use for scrap quilts.
Here is my bin...
...and here is everything that's in it.
38 1/2 x 43"
When I received those nine patches two years ago I had a couple of idea but nothing that really excited me. And then last week...I don't know what happened. Something just clicked. Again I went back to EQ7 to layout the design. Once I knew exactly what I needed for my design, I cut up more squares for nine patches and then I cut the alternating squares.
I have to say...I really love this little quilt. I'm still debating on borders. I want to just add a small 3" border that matches the setting triangles but my husband thinks it needs more than that. He thinks it needs a red or brown border outside of that. But then he wants to use it for a lap quilt and I want it for a wall hanging. So I don't know what I'm going to do. We'll just have to wait and see.
Hope y'all had a great weekend filled with lots of sewing!