Monday, February 04, 2013

a minor miscalculation leads to love.


Yes, I was struggling with inspiration /mojo for quilting in general.
I can't say why exactly.
Last weekend,
I decided to start rummaging through my scraps of 30's.
I started quilting over 15 years ago collecting 30's..
so why not start there again.
(some of you may have seen these pics on instagram)


I pulled out some yellow and purples strips.
I was going to make a 7" block I think,
but I forgot to add seam allowances.
Doh!

I cut all the strips 1" instead of 1 1/2".
My block ended up 5" finished,
so I decided to make it a pincushion
and hand quilted it.

I love it.
It's a perfect mistake.
Now I just have to channel that inspiration to other projects!
How about you?
Got mojo for quilting right now?

8 comments:

Fran Kingston Dill said...

Love it. You turned your lemon into lemonade.

Josie said...

I wouldn't say you made a mistake you just had a happy accident! Great result. Love the pincushion.... it's gorgeous.

Carol Candlish said...

You could make thousands of those with your 30's fabrics!!! A very happy mistake! Happy, happy, happy!

lisagillies said...

A really cute pin cushion, such a pretty mistake.

Sandy said...

Darling!

Sandy said...

Darling!

Jeanenne Nielsen said...

See something good can come from our mistakes, and I am glad that I am not the only one that makes mistakes.

Kathleen OGrady said...

Well that little project turned out awesome! I love the colors and the fabric designs, great job!