Here's the plan ...
1. Check stash for border options for Quick Cozy Couch Quilt. (Sorry, I'm missing the attribution for this pattern, but it's really just a classic setting.) I'm really liking the "manliness" of this one.
|Quick Cozy Couch Quilt|
Technically I should add two blocks to each row (and possibly two more rows) to keep it balanced. A 9x9 setting would be 54x54; a 9x11 setting would be 54x66, I have enough strips to make more 9Ps. I have plenty of the gray dot and the gold leaf (they're very subtle but there are huge leaves in there). Use them for border or make more HSTs?
2. Review status of Notable 9-patch. This is another one from my TODO -- maybe I should rename it my SOMEDAY -- stack. This is a design by Sandy Bonsib for American Patchwork & Quilting as an online pattern from allpeoplequilt.com.
Like Athena's Puzzle, fabrics had been pulled several years ago so I didn't really analyze the appropriateness. The red/gold hourglass blocks are rather bold! It appears I have enough strips in the box to make all the 9-patches different. Perhaps the other colors will tone down the red and gold. Maybe deeper neutral tones in the 9Ps ....
Trying to avoid an on-point setting, I saw the red/gold as hourglasses rather than as square-in-square borders for the 6" blocks that the pattern calls for. Now that I've cut the fabric I realize that I have created a conundrum at the edges. I'll need to spend some time at the drawing board figuring this one out, but while I'm cogitating I can be making the 9-patch blocks. Maybe inspiration will strike -- probably in the dark of night, but I've heard some quilters say they do their best designing in the shower ....
3. Finish Athena blocks and pack away.
4. Happy Talk green star points as leaders-enders. Pattern by Debbie Caffrey in Another Can of Worms. Once the units are finished, it will go back in the box for the next retreat.
|Happy Talk Stars|
Well, that's my plan -- we'll see how well I do. Nothing on the social calendar this week and cold wet weather is predicted, so it shouldn't be difficult to find the time. Keeping my focus on the plan is another matter altogether.
While I got a lot accomplished last week, nothing could be counted.
Weekly Stash Report - Jan 26, 2015
In last week: 0.0 yards
Out last week: 0.0 yards
In year to Date: .75 yards
Out Year-to-Date: 4.75 yards
Net Used 2014 4.00 yards
Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday.