Late last week I got another new ruler and a fat pack of fabric that I had been drooling over for a while. The ruler I like very much, but the fabric was a big disappointment to me. While it looked wonderful on the website where I bought it, when it arrived here at the Squash House it didn't look at all like I thought it would in person. Has this ever happened to you? Now I'm sure in many people's eyes, Hickory House by Faye Burgos for Marcus Brothers is absolutely gorgeous and they are going to make some stunning quilts from it. It's all in the eye of the beholder! For me, it just didn't do it. So, I thought why not try using it with the new ruler -maybe once it's sewn into blocks I'll fall in love with it once again.
Here are the red and cream fat quarters sewn into Kaleidoscope blocks using my new ruler - the Kaleidoscope Smart Plate by Sharon Sebrow. (In another post I'll have a tutorial for using this ruler.) Unfortunately, this still doesn't make me love the fabric. So, I'll put these in a bag for now and figure out what I might use them for another time - maybe potholders!
So today I decided to make Lemonade! You know the old saying "When life hands you lemons, make lemonade"! It got out my fat 1/8th pack of Blackbird Designs Blueberry Crumb Cake and began making blocks for Stephanie's new Wringer Washer pattern! I just know this is going to be a gorgeous quilt!
Mr. Squash and I were all ready to leave for a few days in Portland today when he came down with a bad cold. We had planned to do some antiquing, have dinner with friends who live there and perhaps
drag Mr. Squash to visit a few quilts shops! So we rescheduled for next week, which gives me a few more days to work on Wringer Washer.