Earlier this week, against my better judgment, we all went to Joann’s after school. I needed white kona for my niece’s quilt (I still have a bit of design paralysis on that one) and for whatever reason, I needed it NOW. While I was there, I bought a few quarter yards of the new DS Quilts Daisy Mae–I liked them much better in person than I thought I would. At the cutting table, the clerk rang up one of the .25 yard cuts as a 250 yard cut. Even with a 50% coupon, ouch. She said, “The total is 2,000.” Gasp! Can you imagine?! Luckily, we got it figured out quickly enough.
I first thumbed through Densye Schmidt’s book in 2007. I made the “Hop, Skip and a Jump” quilt for my son in 2009, before I knew anything about fabric selection, or the fact that “white” fabric from different manufacturers doesn’t necessarily match, or that you didn’t have to use templates for improv piecing. I’ve wanted to make her Drunk Love pattern ever since. I like this version, in the DS Quilt Daisy Mae fabrics. It’s a little busy, I would love to try this quilt in a more limited palette. We’ll see. I enjoyed just sitting down and making something for no reason at all, instead of a project associated with deadlines, swaps, or charity quilts.
And, in the same vein, I FINALLY updated my blog header, profile picture, and sidebar links. I was tired of looking at the same pictures for the last 18 months or so.
Finally, if you are interested in attending the DC Modern Quilt Guild meeting tomorrow, there is information here. We would love to have you come.
12 1/2” square blocks (unfinished)
Daisy Mae by Denyse Schmidt
Assorted solids (Pure Elements, Kona, and P&B)
Laura Gunn’s Painter’s Canvas & houndstooth
Lizzy House’s Outfoxed
Linked to Finish it Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts