Tuesday, December 2, 2014

November Book of the Month--Almost Done

Today, we received some much needed rain, meaning that it was a great reason to stay in and sew!  And after a bumpy start, I have the November Book of the Month quilt, Modern Grace from Supersize 'Em, almost done.
Note to self:  make sure to have the fabric if it is definite part of the design!

My first bump was finding a large B+W floral print, which I purchased (gasp!) specifically for this project.  I then figured I had enough of a stash to fill in the rest.  
The next bump was finding a bold B+W stripe.  Couldn't find any until I happened to be in a LQS for another reason, but by then it was too late, as I had made my own.  Just sewed 1 1/2" strips of black and white together, then cut the widths that I needed.
The third bump was the worst.  I pulled out several purple fabrics for the border, and one worked really well.
But, alas, not enough!  I then spent several hours trying to figure out what to use/do instead.  In desperation, I searched through my kid fabric bins for any purple, still nothing.  But what's that purple in the Falling Leaves pile over there?
Would it work?  Thankfully, it was the right color, the right value, and had some black in it.  Hallelujah!!!  Relief!
Now that all the fabric decisions were settled, I set in sewing, and had the majority of the top done in about four hours. Definitely an easy, fast pattern with a lot of impact.  I would do this one again, with better planning next time, of course.

And the last thing to add are the applique purple flowers in the corners,
and I'm waiting for my new Silhouette Cameo cutting machine for those.  Gives me a reason to play!

I've debated whether nor not to commit to a December Book of the Month, as I have a lot of projects that need finishing. But the need to replace my autumn hutch runner from my Sewing Diamonds class
with one for the holidays may get the better of me. Guess I'll have to look at my books for ideas and inspiration.

Hope you had a great day quilting!





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