I did have a stroke of genius, or a stroke of something, the other day. What if I made the top with a solid strip instead of a patterned one? It was a 100 watt light bulb moment. So off I went with my friend, Cilla, to AST and picked up a very lovely white Moda cotton. It is not too white and not quite off-white. It's a perfect compliment to the Basket of Flowers charm squares that I had set aside for this project.
Saturday morning, after completing my chores, I escaped to the sewing room and began making the top. It's a simple pattern really. What more can you expect from a simple mind? Nonetheless, it is bright and cheery and makes me happy.
Copyright Karin Kimball Smith 2009
Once I had my pieces cut I began arranging them on the design wall. And arranging, and arranging, and arranging. I arranged right through Mall Cop.
Do you know how many combinations are possible with 36 charm squares? Or 72 halves cut from them? A bajillion, that's how many. I finally decided that I could arrange forever and told myself to just start sewing. Don't look too closely.
It isn't perfect, but I love it. I'm going to back it and bind it in white to allow the pattern to really show off.
What will it be? Oh, I don't know. Maybe a baby quilt, or a wall quilt. I haven't quite decided. But I do know this, it will be finished soon.
Two ideas down, a million to go!
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