After a fun morning of hanging out with some pals, we headed home and I spent a couple of hours cutting and sewing up squares for my Sprinkle Quilt I started at the sew in last weekend with Happy Zombie. That was only last week, but it feels like it was a dream somehow. Probably because that weekend sped by WAY too fast. And so did this one, now that I think of it. I need a time machine or a time slower-downer. I’m sure there’s one out there. I’m just running out of time way too often these days.
But, back to this quilt. I decided to use some camera and film fabric I’ve collected and been gifted over the last year or so.
Since I didn’t have enough camera pieces to fill all the squares, I used my favourite solid colour – charcoal or battleship gray. I can’t explain it. I just love grey in my quilts. Call me Amish! I just love it.
Donner is so helpful in this process.
So, it took me longer than some of my quilting buddies to get this far because:
1) I am just very slow
2) I mis-measured an entire section of squares. So I had to fix them by adding a 2 inch piece to those squares. The lesson I learned from this is never to measure and cut when you’re in a rush to eat a potluck lunch on a Faturday. Just put the fabric down when lunch is announced and measure and cut AFTER I’ve eaten the lime jello salad.
The dark grey squares are a bit much, but I still like it. I think I’ll do the quilting in grey thread as well.