Thank you so much to everyone who weighed in on my “Rhapsody in Blue” quilt fabric crisis.
I really needed and appreciated all of your input. It helped me feel grounded to continue this project as it could have easily have gone down the UFO path! 🛸
So when I arranged and rearranged the two different print fabric nine patch blocks that create the Irish chain, it just kept bugging me they didn’t match.
I didn’t feel a scrappy vibe from using just two different floral prints and even contemplated adding a third print (Loud inner-voice: Nooooo please don’t go there!)
So final decision: I started over. Now, I have almost all of the blocks made and cut and soon will assembling the rows 😀
This pattern is quick and assembly line easy, so I decided to (not) cut my losses and use the extra nine patch blocks of the original fabric as many of you suggested, to make something else.
I learned for my next future “big quilt project”:
- First, have all the fabric needed for the quilt.
- Going back and forth really just makes your head hurt and can waste precious sewing time.
- Either way, your choice is fine.
and *Step away! I took a break and had so much fun finishing my crazy patchwork fabric project. Here are my little Valentine heart pillow gifts. They make my heart sing 🎶
This one, however, is a keeper!
Thanks again and Happy V-Day to you! 💝 ~Abbie 💫