I woke up Friday morning feelin’ a bit Swanky.
So I played a little in EQ6, and threw together little quilt design with attitude.
Driving GuitarGirl to work, I experimented with layouts. Would an on-point setting be better than a straight set? Let’s see, that would be 1, 2, 3, 4, … 5, 6, 7, …8, 9, 10, 11, … no, too many blocks, but what about 1, 2, 3, … 4, 5, … 6, 7, 8, … hmm, that might work.
Then I mentally pawed through my stash on the drive home, and wondered if this fabric could be the background (I took the pics after I got home, not while driving! 🙂 ):
Or maybe this one?
Yes, looks cleaner and the print looks more in tune with the charm squares. Hmm. It might need a touch of blue:
Oh, well, maybe, but how about green?
Better. This looked like spring.
Back to EQ, to see that no, the on-point set was too, well, too something. Whatever it was, I didn’t like it. Have to make the straight set. But the blue fabric could make it into the quilt for the binding. Maybe. Before I started cutting, I decided to spritz the charm squares with water, since prewashing would be a pain, but the other fabrics I chose were already washed.
A short wait for fabric drying, a bit of cutting and some easy sewing, and I was enjoying the hands on fabric time.
And today there will be quilting! 🙂