I had an idea . . . (they all seem like good ideas in my head . . . must be sleep deprivation) and I cut up some fat quarters and experimented making a drawstring bag. I didn't like the execution so much so I decided I would cut the fat quarters into smaller sizes and make some blocks. When I finally decided on the design I realized that I needed 2 more blocks to finish my quilt and of course after carefully measuring the existing blocks I set about cutting some more fabric. Yep, you guessed it, I cut the wrong size. Well, actually, I cut the correct size first and then went back and measured and decided that the strips were 1/4" too large so I trimmed them up. Right after I sewed the first set, I knew they were wrong. So, out came the seam ripper and a new design was born!! Oh, the beauty of creating on the fly . . . gotta love it!! It still needs work, but there's a new idea percolating around my brain right now so we'll see how that design turns out!!
The other day I was listening to a podcast with Marisa from Creative Thursday and I had to jump on over to her Etsy shop and look at her adorable paintings. Do you remember the Memory game?
Marisa has her first line of fabric debuting this Fall. Check it out here.