Now the difficult part

I’ve pretty much squared up the Gypsy Wife quilt. I may tweak it a bit more but for now I’m enjoying it on the design wall. Its a happy quilt.

I’ve had a hard time getting started on anything new. I have at least 3 challenges I’ve been invited to participate in. All three have good themes and doable perimeters. Still I find myself stuck in coming up with a idea for any of them.

So I set to work on a mini version of a Gypsy Wife type quilt to donate to the 2021 Asheville Quilt Guild’s Silent Auction. I am in charge of the function at the show and need to write something (anything!) monthly in our newsletter. When I finish this I can write about it and invite members to send photos of their donations.

Also I thought by just working I may get inspired to begin one of the challenges or at least start on the next pollinator piece. So far lightning has not struck.

I enjoyed making the blocks, particularly the new ones. Playing with bright colors is just plain fun. Now the difficult part: figuring out the strips and the placement. The quilt needs to be no larger than 24″ x 24″. I started by using my small portable design board and sort of winging it. I see that I may need to get out the graph paper.

My goal is to have it quilted by next week. Wish me luck.

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  1. Good luck! đŸ˜‰ It’s going to be a fun quilt for any baby to enjoy. I’m wondering if it needs another wee something — maybe a square-in-a-square or some more of those cute tiny blocks — on the bottom? Somehow to me it looks a bit empty there. Just a thought. I’m sure you’ll get it all quilted on schedule, though, đŸ˜€

    • kathiebriggs

      Thanks Margaret, that was just an experimental layout, trying to figure out a composition and how to incorporate that strips. I do hope it will eventually find its way to a child.

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