I needed a simple sewing project
to get me back in the swing of things.
a Stash user,
A friend showed me this wonderful
free pattern from Robert Kaufman.
Photo from Robert Kaufman
It's the perfect design for
easing myself back in.
It has endless possibilities...
I liked the weathered blue plaids
and I had a great stack in the stash,
some dating back to some of Roberta Horton's
Her book came out in 1990.
The fabric that I needed was the
use as the solid.
It's a beautiful fabric, 55% linen and 45% cotton.
The texture is lovely and it added a wonderful feel to the quilt.
I used the flax color.
I cut my pieces bigger than the pattern (7")
and happily sewed half square triangles.
I had a lot of different fabrics to use
for the light and medium plaids so it
created a scrappier look,
which I love.
I couldn't quite decide if I wanted to add borders or not.
I liked the look without, but
it was going to be only about 48" x 60".
I was thinking, that wasn't going to use up much stash.
But then I woke up this morning to
the soft undefined edges of fog,
The low contrast between the light blues and medium
blues blurs the diagonal lines of the pattern
like the fog blurs your vision.
You're not quite sure what you'll see next.
A border would be too defining, too containing.
Sew, no borders.
Until Next Time-