16 January 2011

It pays to have a think before you cut!

and in other news, water is wet!

My dad has been dropping hints as big as concrete bolders that he wants a quilt. It's actually really nice to be asked for such a personal and somewhat womanly gift by a definite alpha male. Now, the recipient is a physicist with a distinct taste for the no-frill. He's also very traditional in the sense that he appreciates heirlooms and such. But which pattern?

At first I pondered the Maths quilt pattern. But it's square and my dad is tall, making this a huge monster. Then I was clueless ... and finally I settled on a scrappy zig quilt.

So off I went to audition my blue fabric ...

Auditioning blues


... and found it all very bland ...

First round ...


... only to find that I probably had enough of the darker blue solid:

Final choice


... but then couldn't bring myself to start cutting. I dislike this step of the process, I find it fiddly and tiresome. Also I'm cheap when it comes to blades and that's not really helping either. And my cutting table was stacked mile-high with unfinished projects - see New Year's resolution: more finishes!

This turned out to be a good thing because my fabric selection is just this side of scrappy and I can use Amanda Jean's very nifty Zig Zag quilt without the pesky triangles tutorial. This will save me a lot of time and tediousness and I am quite pleased with myself, seeing how my procrastinating paid off.

That leaves me with so much more time to ponder a title.

2 comments:

orchidlover said...

Love how that quilt is put together. I'll be interested in how it works for you

Love and hugs Gina xx

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Hi Dorothee

Thank you for your bid on the Colorstory Quilt Auction to raise fund for the Queensland Flood Appeal.

Your bid:

Dorothee said...

I'm upping to $450.
January 16, 2011 12:31 AM

was the successful winning bid.

Could you please contact me at:

redpepperquilts@gmail.com

With thanks,
Rita