Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Why didn't I think of this before?! I'm sure all y'all quilters out there have already figured this out, but I guess I'm just a little slow! I normally don't make test blocks when I make a quilt. I know I probably should, but I usually don't. However, when I'm figuring out a quilt from a picture, especially when it's a commissioned quilt, I make a test block. After all, I have spent lots of time and money gathering the fabric. Since I don't want to take a chance on messing up the good fabric, I use similar colors from my stash to get the look as well as the block just right. One of my commissioned quilts was in Christmas colors so I used some of my years old Christmas fabric. On my next commissioned quilt (which is not in Christmas colors), it dawned on me, why don't I make all my test blocks out of Christmas fabrics! That way, when I have accumulated enough, I can make a Christmas Sampler Quilt! See why that's my "duh" moment?! Here's a picture of my latest test blocks.
I now have 6 Christmas blocks of different shapes and sizes that I can someday make into a Christmas quilt. Key word is someday! But at least I'm on my way!