I'm so happy to be sewing regularly again. I try to get in a couple of hours a day which goes a long way at getting a quilt done...go figure! Progress Report on the Umbrella Quilt....40 Umbrella Blocks done ... 40 Fussy Cut Little Girl Blocks Done ... 10 Pin Wheel Blocks Done. (For the record I literally had to take out my first quilt book I ever used to remember how to do quilt block math and get my half square triangles to come out right .... how soon we forget!! )
I stopped right there and looked at all these little 6 in blocks I had amassed. A lot of blocks considering I had no set in mind. I do know what I didn't like in the original pattern set. It was #1 the lack of Underlying Value & #2 Not Enough Whimsy for the Cute Fabric. Now this isn't a criticism of the original designer. The pattern was suppose to be for a beginner quilter who wanted to get her feet wet in EPP and applique. But my obsession with the Abbie fabric line has moved well beyond THAT.
|The original Quilt Pattern