Of course I had to do a show and tell of all the quilts I have been working on, including "Lazy Hour Glass". She really liked the pattern. Nettie is a quilter too, but lately she just can't find the time to get anything done. (time for her to retire I think) Plus her sewing room is downstairs in basement and it's pretty darn cold down there. I know this first hand, as we tried doing a couple of sew days together. Brrrrrr.
She purchased some fat quarters months and months ago, but never put the quilt together. Now I have those fat quarters at my house. She asked me to do a "Lazy Hour Glass" using her fat quarters.
I was actually pretty happy to do this for her, as I wanted to see how this pattern would look with the colors she had. Various patterns of blacks/whites and reds/whites. They are beautiful fabrics.
First thing this morning I went to my sewing room and started cutting up fabric. Did the first step sewing strips together and doing sub cuts. Before sewing any pieces together I put some up on my design board, just to see how they would look. I really didn't care for the Lazy Hour Glass pattern with these prints. The fabrics were way too busy for this pattern.
A new block is born, this will be called "Stepping Stones" I have spent many hours on the computer, researching block patterns, to be certain I am not copying someone else's patterns. Looking through hundreds and hundreds of patterns, I now believe I have 2 original block patterns.
|Lazy Hour Glass, picture is actually better than how it looked on board. I felt just too much going on with all the prints.|
Oh just to let you know, my Lazy Hour Glass is sewn, still have to get it quilted and post pics as soon as I finish it. I am very pleased with the end results. I will be doing another, (not using scraps), will buy 4 colors to see how that works. At least I know now, keep the fabric patterns simple.