Tuesday, January 27, 2009
The Double Delight Delema
Or should I call this the continuing caper of the curious cat....those of you visited last year while I worked on Carolina Crossroads will remember I had a similar conundrum - missing blocks.
I am fairly sure I know who the culprit is...she doesn't even attempt to look innocent but no amount of begging will get the location of her current fabric stash out of her.
The problem is I started out using only one brown fabric for the triangles. I thought it would give some continuity to all the scrappie-ness of the greens, shirtings and purples. I spent an afternoon cutting a large baggie with all the brown needed. I had only made about 6-7 blocks when the baggie disappeared. I have looked everywhere. It was last seen on the coffee table in our familyroom on top of the finished blocks.
So I am tired of looking and since our new president has limited me to the Army Field Manual it is doubtful my "little terrorist" will be giving up any information anytime soon. (I found the missing Carolina Crossroad 9-patches under the sofa in the livingroom and behind a radiator when we moved last year...there were also several buttons, two spools of thread and many 2 inch fabric strips) So onto plan B...scrappy all over! I pulled a couple of browns from the stash and recut the triangles. You know of course this means I will find the originals tonight...I also found some blue courthouse step blocks I thought I had lost. They were wrapped up in some flanned I had used as a design board. I put the blocks together last night and will put on a simple border today. I think I was making this for my sister but don't remember anymore...how do you call someone and ask, "about three years ago did I promise to make you a blue and white quilt?" And before you say anything...I know this isn't really blue and white! I have problems limiting color in my quilts. You should see my red, white and blue that ended up with green, yellow and pink in it!