When you just can’t make it work!

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While I had a wonderful Easter weekend, with my kids all home for a visit, I have not been having a wonderful time in the sewing room!

First, I want to follow Barbara Brackman’s new sampler block of the week, Austen Family Album, but just can’t settle into what I think will  be my fabric choice, blue and green ( trying to use my stash!)

Then I went ahead and made a few more of the purple baskets that I had kitted a few weeks ago.  Here are six sewn…and now I’m sitting here wondering, what the heck am I going to do with a purple wallhanging or quilt?!

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Meanwhile, I had ordered some lovely greens that I thought could be used to set a four block applique that I made several months ago…but the greens just dulled everything.  Then a red-orange fabric in my stash caught my eye, and it is the perfect colour to go with the applique blocks

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…but, the fabric itself is very off grain so the printed lines really can’t be cut straight.  So I thought if I cut it up a bit, into a pattern like this, then maybe it wouldn’t be so noticeable.  That didn’t work!

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And finally, I’m having an eye problem compounded by needing a new prescription, so hand applique has been on hold until I get new glasses in the next week or so.  I also cancelled the order for the backing for my nephew’s quilt as I had second thoughts, so I’m back on the lookout for that so I can get it quilted.

Things can only get better!

 

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