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.

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?


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!

Anonymous said...

A really cute pin cushion, such a pretty mistake.

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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!