Friday, February 17, 2017

When the Stars Align

Serendipity Happens

Maybe it was this sunset, rather than the stars.

Don't ya love it when things just seem to fall into place for you?

I had 3 things on my agenda yesterday:
  1. Pull a fabric collection for a new quilt block (more on that Saturday)
  2. Find notes on paper foundation piecing with freezer paper to prep for a demo
  3. Continue thinking about the Fabric Pantry Challenge project.
I began the morning assembling 6 -- or was it 7 -- groups of fabric that could be the base for a new quilt design.  Problem was, I didn't have a design in mind, so I spent an hour searching for a block in 501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks by Judy Hopkins.  All the while I kept trying to visualize where in my messy world those notes from a Judy Mathieson class might be hiding.

A couple of my collections needed pinks of various shades.  I noticed some pinks deep in one of my project boxes that happened to contain my three attempts at Mariner's Compass blocks, one of which was constructed at the knee of -- get this! -- Judy Mathieson!!

Shur nuff, the notes were in the box!

I took a few minutes to peruse through the book and look what I found:

Look familiar?  Apparently, that is what I had in mind when I made these blocks.

What a great day, capped off by dinner with friends!

Linking with Confessions of a Fabric Addict.


  1. Ha! Mystery solved!
    I really prefer doing paper piecing with freezer paper, so I only have to make *one* copy of the pattern!
    (Are you going to make a Mariner's Compass?)

  2. Serendipity for sure! I have that book and I'm pretty sure I still have a mariner's compass that I did in a class with Judy. (And that was YEARS ago!) It seems to me this might be the answer to my poor lonely compass block. Thanks for sharing. (Now to remember it until I get in the studio later today!)

  3. Yep... it was meant to be... I figure that those Mariner's Compass blocks need to age, mature and now they are ready to be a quilt...can't rush this stuf...LOL~ have fun!

  4. Sounds like a wonderful, quilty day. Have a great week.

  5. Sounds like you had a very productive weekend and solved more than one mystery.


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