Saturday after the normal guild meeting we had a little lesson on making casserole covers. The directions called for 3/4 yard of pre-quilted fabric. So I decided I could do it on Ruthie and bust some stash. Except what fabric was I willing to give up and did anything else match it? After looking at and replacing at least 10 different fabrics I finally decided to use the leftover pansy fabric from a quilt finished a good 10 years ago. The back side was a white muslin print. So I threw the fabric on Ruthie and used a panto to meander. Why a panto to meander? It was a nice tight little meander that I thought would look good. And, it did except it was definitely a row of quilting with no interlocking areas.
It looked fine when cut into smaller pieces but I'm not sure I would use it as a meander for a larger piece.
Do you have trouble allowing yourself to use fabric. I find myself quite ridiculous sometimes as I try to pick fabric. Oh, that is such a great fabric I should save it for.... I so need to get over that. Surprisingly sometimes I do get over it quite well. If I would just get through some more fabric I would allow myself to buy newer fabric. What a thought!
Speaking of using fabric rather than saving and fondling fabric, I realized I had a big piece of fabric that would go with my Million Pieces quilt. The colors are definitely right but I think it is way too busy. With at least 6 yards I could definitely use it on the back. I just don't think it will make it as the border. I will be dragging the quilt around with me for a while to try to find the perfect border. And, I think I will want a mini border before the bigger border. I'm hoping I can get the quilt up to a queen
size. I am really looking forward to finishing this quilt. But, it is on the back burner for just a bit now.
I will be spending a few days up in Maryland visiting Sophia (well, and Brian and Jenny...) but it's all about Sophia right now! I will take some hand sewing but I doubt I'll get any of it done. I still need to work on the "A Tisket, A Tasket" blocks. I pulled one out and got a bit more done and kept saying to myself... spend the time to get the blocks done -- it won't be that hard. But I still seem to do no sewing after dinner -- or I read.
The car needs to go in for an oil change and I need to get on to a bit of laundry and then finish the casserole cover.
Happy Quilting All!