I bought this charm pack (Me and My Sister Favorites from moda) on impulse thinking it would make a lovely spring and summer throw. Oddly enough I was thinking along the lines of snowball blocks, but it's just a name right? It doesn't mean I'm pining for snow again already!
A double dose of second thoughts kicked when I got home. First, there just isn't enough fabric there for a throw. Second, I'm currently hand quilting two tops, have a third in line, and all the fabric cut up and partially pieced for a fourth, not to mention the swap blocks coming my way. Do I really want another top in the queue? I'm getting a bit discouraged as it is about the patiently waiting tops pile.
So, I changed gears and decided on another table runner. I have another gift occasion coming up and this will do nicely. Of course the decisions didn't end there. What pattern? I spent a week musing, made a firm decision, then the next week I started waffling again. Perhaps rows of flying geese instead? Actually, that would look great in these fabrics...but I went back to my original decision and promptly cut fabric before I could change my mind again.
The block is from the quilt "Kansas Dugout" by Nancy Brenan Daniel in the book "Creative Scraps: Quilting with Bits and Pieces".
The blocks came together very quickly. But wait, I still have decisions to make! I need opinions please! Should I make the runner version, or the square table topper/centerpiece instead? Either way I'm thinking of a thin white inner border then a wider border in similar fabrics.
I do have one small finish from the past couple of weeks. I quilted and bound the table runner I showed last time, all the while hating it. The binding really pulled it together though. It's now on my coffee table and it really belongs there. I'm going to have a tough time giving it away after all!