One of my Quilty New Years resolutions was to bring a QDAD (Quilt Design A Day) to reality - it ranked right at the top as I recall.
Well, my friend and I decided to make a quilt together as a surprise gift for someone special. We thumbed through designs and chose this one.
The original colors were changed out for more masculine versions but it read too red and green Christmassy so the dots came into play. Although the bottom print is a closer color match we went with the top one, a similar modeled lighter shade that's less distracting.
The unsliced portion of the design is a much trickier concept to execute when the strips are diagonal instead of straight like our first block where we simply stopped slicing.
Aligning where to sew the next strip has gotten slightly easier and our threshold is leaning more towards my "close enough" attitude than then her tendency for perfection. (The lower right hand corner wasn't stitched yet because the bobbin ran out and we called it a day - once sewn it is straight)
The quilt is a basic sashed nine patch with a twist that's been twisting brains!
Progress is progress regardless of speed and we've enjoyed spending time working out the puzzle together. Linking up with Lee for WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Thrift Store Finds
I stumbled across and brought home this handmade doll house with the most adorable woven leather shingled roof at the thrift store. I'm going to remodel the interior and buy little people figures to go with it.
Here's hoping you're finding what you are looking for and discovering things you didn't even know you that you wanted.