That thought kinda hit me a bit hard! I, along with most every other stitcher, have been delving into my stash for supplies during this ‘virus time’. I came across 2 Connecting Threads packs of 10” squares that had been purchased about 20 years ago………that qualifies them as “VINTAGE”!!!!! Really???!!!! Okay…..let’s move on.
Drunkard’s Path has been a pattern design I’ve always wanted to do, so I sent to Missouri Star Quilt Co. for their awesome, large, templates that fit 10” squares. Perfect! Easy to use and just slivers of waste!! Playing with possibilities…… I knew I wanted a ‘floral’ feel design…….. putting the print in the center??? Or…… the solid?? Yup, the solid. Perhaps a vintage doily applique, too?? A decision for later. The design wall…. Yup, looks like a plan…now to stitch. (Each block finishes at 9”). The curves went together easily and perfectly! I placed a green border to frame the design but it felt like there was something more than just a plain border & binding finish needed. “Light-bulb” idea—-it needs a very old-fashioned ‘ice cream cone’ final border!!!! So, I sent for another template set….Quilt In A Day to the rescue… Again, the cutting and piecing was very easy (and, bonus!!!, used the rest of the layer cake pieces!!!). The corners are perfect, too! The top/flimsy was done (so I thought) and needing a photo…….. Ummmm..definitely an issue here..ugh! A few moments frogging and the correction is made….. Yesterday morning the sandwiching was completed….. I use Sharon Schamber’s method of basting (I use pins).
Today is the perfect day to QUILT!!! Ms. Sweetie and I will spend quality time together. To be continued………
Thanks so much for your visit. These recent days have presented many challenges….may you have His Peace in the midst of all that is whirling around you. Sending hugs…with prayers……….