Sunday, September 28, 2014
Tumalo Trails, "Cowboy Up"
In a frenzy following too much really strong iced tea, I started making 9-patches from my 1.5 inch scrap box, continued for 2 day, wondering what I'd do with them, then remembered Tumalo Trail, a Quiltville.com design that has been tempting me. My "pile" of "to-dos" is also on my sewing desk, and I'm to the point of being overwhelmed by the eternal clutter. Oh good grief, Elaine, you have GOT to cut that shirt up (left in photo) one of these days!
Uhhh, that shirt cutting job ... that shirt kinda looks OK with those 9-patches. Wonder how it would look .....?
Sometimes that MESS of accumulating fabric leads to delightful accidental discoveries! Looks kinda "cowboy", doesn't it? I'll call it "Cowboy Up"?
I might include a narrow sashing to solve the problem of all those seams needing to match. I never would have included that lavender, if it hadn't been accidental! I will have enough of the blue plaid for most of the quilt top.
Our last local gathering produced a LOT of pillowcases. I had cut up a bunch of fabrics, both body, cuff, and accent and brought it all to our sewing group. 12-14 yards used! Yeahhhh! We mixed and matched the parts, and various pillowcases went home for final sewing. These will be going to the DOVES, and the number we donate will count towards the "Million Pillowcase Project." It's funny how our fabrics we've had for years look pretty spiffy when made into something else beside a quilt.