Got to give you something to look at. This is Easter holiday- like, in my view, even though it was from a Thanksgiving Day parade. I clipped it from the paper some time back because at a glance all I could see was lines of Marshmallow Peeps. They make them for other holidays now, of course. I am not poking fun or anything as I think it is perfectly charming, actually. We don't have anything like in the Midwest where I'm from or at least not that I am aware of.
I finished up the top I was sashing and assembling about 9:30 last night but cannot share a picture of it yet. (Not when you don't know who might be reading). I have pretty much decided that it is going to a long arm machine quilter. Other than binding and labeling it later , my work is done.
So, the whole day is ahead of me and what do I want to work on? Never just a few choices there! I know what I don't want to do: borders on a top I drug home from the meeting with me---it is not square but then it is a made from a bunch of BOM blocks and several different piecers. I definitely don't feel like starting that applique round robin stuff either though deep down I know I should have some discipline and DO it. Nope, I want to do something "fun". My Over The Edge replacement panel came in so I believe I'll satisfy my inner child a bit and go color. I will have to let things dry a bit before adding more colors next to each other--learned my lesson from my first attempt! See Cher's January 15th posting on Marathon Quilter for her finished version.
And then, thanks to Finn's friendship stars pieced into a scrappy nine patch quilt I believe that I will drag my old friendship star swap blocks out and my newly re-sized EQ file for cutting directions on work on this project as seen. I've got 24- 6 inch blocks to make bigger and into something just for me. The blocks are from a swap with WTIL list members, I am thinking clear back in 99 or 00? Lots of purples--though a few other fav colors are in there too--red, yellow and green so the pieced in ones will need to be other colors.
The cutting dimensions are fresh on my mind from scaling this down from the original nine inch blocks I had drawn up before. AND I found another pile of muslin cut-aways when I was digging in the closet to retrieve that bin in the way back. I thought I used those all up making bowties.
Call this stashbusting a bit at a time. I'm pulling out some of those strips I cut earlier this year and some special fabrics that have not found a home yet for this.
Happy Easter everyone and hope you all have a wonderful weekend-------