Today was a great day. I worked on this quilt that reminds me of the cartoon Madeline. Remember the opening narrative? “In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines… the smallest one was Madeline.”
These two little rows are actually for two coordinating quilts, but I only finished the top of one today.
I had a couple of sewing outtakes. First, I made a nice little cutting diagram to make the most of my fat quarters by first cutting the long side of the fabric into strips, then dividing the strips into the three smaller pieces above. And then I cut the strips from the short side.
Then I set my glass on top of my seam ripper. Good thing Matt Tarpey and I got a new vacuum this week. Actually, we got a vacuum set. And then promptly had a vacuum party. It was great. Our apartment is so dust-free right now. Our old vacuum seemed to primarily shoot dust out through the HEPA filter, so we set about a six-month quest for the best vacuum ever. Then we got frustrated and just picked one late Wednesday. Anyway…I took a picture for the outtakes.
You may notice that I needed 12 blocks, not the original 10 I had. So I stole a couple from the other pile of cut rectangles to complete the design. I still have plenty of fabric to make an extra 4 when I get around to starting the coordinating quilt.
Here is the finished top. I lost my daylight before I got a picture. Pretty cute though, huh?
The center square is from the Alexander Henry Griffith Park collection. I usually coordinate my own fabrics, but this is bundle called Woodland Wonderland from Fabricworm (no longer available.)
I’ll post more pictures when it’s finished.