Sunday I pulled out a UFO project. I am serious about these UFOs and if I don’t pull them out, they will continue to go no where. I really want to work on Hand Me Downs.
I have the blocks done. I think I stopped because the rest of the fabrics had me guessing and second guessing and second guessing. I love the blocks and I love how the designer, Bonnie Hunter, set her blocks….but could I find similar fabrics…NO!
I had the floor filled with options and ideas.
I went hunting and came up with this….
I love it. But then, I was back stuck. What about those borders??? I love the look of multiple borders but do designers have any idea the agony they put us through picking fabrics when they design quilts like this??
I was back to pulling fabrics…Then I found that little checkered print but of course, I have a fat quarter only.
That’s when I remembered. Whittles had that fabric and it was on clearance!! So I was at the computer trying to find the fabric…did they have it anymore and what was the name of it? I finally found it. Lucky me, it was only $4.50 a yard. So I ordered fabric…..
Then I cut what I could from the fabric that I had here. Now this is ready to grab and start sewing.
Now that I finally figured out the fabrics I want to use, I am so excited. That fabric can’t get here fast enough. If you are looking for the pattern, Hand Me Downs is in Bonnie Hunter’s book, Scraps & Shirttails: Reuse, Re-pupose, Recycle! The Art of “Quilting Green”.