Shiner was our first English Setter who taught me the value of "stopping to smell the roses" ... or in her case swimming after a duck, chasing a worn-out frisbee, or hunting down the RIGHT stick thrown in the woods.
We should all enjoy life as much as Shiner did ... so I choose to look through Shiner's View ...
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Small gains ... big smiles
Do you ever start a top and discover that it's not working for you ... or better ... that it's working better than you thought it would?
I started this year knowing I wanted to use my solid scraps to make a queen size quilt for the other guest room at the cabin. Where I spent my thinking time was on a pattern that would work with what I knew were some pretty small scraps. I finally came up this pattern ... 3-piece squares. Then ... the cutting began.
The next question, was whether the blocks should be monochromatic or mixed all up. The analytical side of me had me leaning to creating color cohesiveness ... the creative told me just go for it!
I'm only about 1/4 done ... but it's definitely putting a smile on my face ...
Hope you're having a great week.
All the best