Hi. Happy Monday! Did you have a good weekend?
I dreamed of cupcakes. Yummy rainbow cupcakes from my daughter's birthday which was in December... but never mind that part. Take a closer look. Do you see a quilt idea hiding in there? Look at the tippy top. Look at the sprinkles.
Photo by Robin Ove
The nine patches for my Kona challenge quilt didn't work out. When I stood back and looked at the pieces on the wall there was nothing holding it together. Which caused me to sit and stare at the wall, unsure of where to go next. I realized it was the squares that were bothering me.
I got out some paper and started brainstorming ways to break up their blockiness. I would finish a sketch and declare to DH, "I could do this! Or this, what about this?" "Uh-hmm," he says each time. Big hugs to him for letting me spin my wheels so noisily. Finally I had an idea that felt right. Then in a burst of productivity I cut and sewed all weekend.
It's definitely a work in progress. This is more or less the top half. I have even more colors to add. I'm not sure about the leftover squares. Maybe a border? Maybe just extras... they measure 1"x3.5". Yikes! I'm also thinking ahead about binding and quilting options. I would love a stripe. Do you know of any that would work with these colors? Or maybe white. I've never done a white binding.