This story begins with
a sale at a LQS,
a layer cake,
and a friend's idea.
I really had no business going
to a quilt shop's sale when I
didn't NEED anything and
right after my recent big purge.
But, of course, I went anyway.
It's like going to Target to just look around
and coming out later
after spending $$$.
This is what I found
This layer cake from Bunny Hill,
"I Believe in Angels."
I very rarely purchase precuts and
I didn't love every fabric that was in the line,
but the shop had the fabrics on the bolt and
I could get some extra yardage for borders.
(See how I rationalized that)
A few weeks earlier a friend had shared a
pattern she had purchased for a simple 16 patch.
We had talked about how occasionally,
we feel the need to make something simple,
easy and fun.
Well, that's what triggered my impulse buying.
I could certainly come up with a easy plan
to use this fabric making a simple
You know what happened next.
Yes, it was fun, and easy.
I didn't have a pattern so, I was
just winging it.
I Believe in Angels
65" x 82"
The colors in this group were reds,
creams, light blue (not a favorite) and light green.
A more modern holiday color scheme.
The motifs were angle snowmen, bells,
dots, stripes, candy canes and
florals, (which didn't seem to fit into the holiday mood).
The squares were sewn together very randomly, but
the sashing was all the same.
The green stripe was fun to use.
The pieced sashing seemed to control the
jumble of the random squares.
My impulse purchases overall created a cute holiday quilt.
Purchasing all of the fabric, though, was quite the shock. $$$.
Something I hadn't done for quite awhile.
My only regret was
that I didn't have enough of the snowman angle fabric
to cut the top and bottom border so that the angles weren't
That kind of thing drives me crazy.
I wasn't about to purchase more fabric.
Despite sideways angel snowmen
I know that someone will find this quilt
warm and comforting after it's quilted
for next year.
whatever is meaningful,
whatever brings you happiness,
may it be yours this holiday season.
Until Next Time-