Sunday, January 18, 2009

There, that's better


I just know I'm going to kick myself in the morning but I changed the plan for the baby quilt. Has that ever happened to you? HA! I just wasn't digging the other fabric or the random(stupid) pattern for the sweet little darling to be. So I went to Bonnie Hunters fabulous website and found a pattern I had been looking at for some time. It's a Delectable Mountains pattern and since the couple live in Washington State, It seemed appropriate. The great thing about that pattern is that it's much like a log cabin. It changes every time you change the layout and offers so many possibilities. I'm going to curse myself in the morning because I dipped into my Robyn Pandolph stash that I was saving to make something like this for myself....sigh. I probably can't find any of these fabrics again since I've been putting them away for a while. Oh Well...best laid plans etc...
The pattern is so easy with her directions and it's really fun and kind of mindless sewing with great results and a great fudge factor if you aren't too experienced. I think on her site it's called Scrappy Mountains Majesty. It would be a great pattern for scrappy fabric so I'll keep it in mind for use again. I only have 4 more block sets to finish and then I can lay it out and sew the top. Maybe tomorrow.
We got some more snow...bah. I really hate winter here but I must keep in mind that I have friends who are buried under this stuff BIG TIME! Meanwhile, I've been reading, cooking, sewing, and cleaning. I was going to make chicken soup today but BIL Bob is home from New Orleans and has graciously offered to get take out for dinner. Woo Hoo!
Hope your Sunday is a sweet one. Roger is off tomorrow for MLK Day so we are having a long weekend. Looking forward to the warm-up that's supposed to be coming later this week. The Thurs. Night Quilting Ladies still haven't exchanged Christmas gifts. Maybe this week.

9 comments:

Darcie said...

Life would be rather boring if we'd stick to "the plan" wouldn't it?!

Your mountain blocks-in-progress are just precious! I bet you cannot help but smile as you're working on them, right! Enjoy.

And enjoy the warm-up!

Gerrie said...

I love the calm colors in these blocks, but will the baby?? Me love red!! Winter is a gift from God to help us appreciate the rest of the year!!

Hang in there. XX00

Debra said...

I have given up on the idea of setting fabrics aside for specific quilts. By the time I get to the idea, I am no longer enchanted with it. So, maybe like me, you will get satisfaction from making the fabrics in your baby quilt and can move on to another idea. And, if you decide you must have the remaining fabric for your own quilt it will be fun to see what you can find (other than those available now) to finish the idea quilt. Sometimes having to improvise makes more interesting quilts.

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

Use the good stuff!
Next week there will be better stuff available!
K

Deb Geyer said...

Lovely Dee!!

Melody said...

O I like this sooooo much more. I love the setting fun too. I can't wait to see what you decide to do layout-wise.
And won't it be easy to quilt too? All those glorious straight lines. Yippy!

Libby said...

Maybe in the end, you will decide to keep these for yourself *s* Sometimes quilts are just too special to give away!

Tina said...

How funny! I changed my mind about a baby quilt this week, too. I love Bonnie's patterns and your new blocks really are Delectable!

Barbara C said...

I love these blocks and I'm going to make a mental note about this pattern.

Enjoy using your special fabric. I'm starting to embrace the "use it now" approach, knowing that wonderful fabrics will be available faster than I can use them up.

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog.