Said bundle. Nordika Goodness.
Well, today was that day for me. I just could not get excited about anything that needed to get done. In fact I had a hard time getting excited about doing anything involving the sewing machine. I knew I had to do something. It's like that party. The party that you drag your ass to get to, that turned out to be one of the best nights of your life.
I knew if I made an impromptu plan that involved cutting into a sweet bundle of cotton that I would have a great day. So I hit my Pinterest Quilting board, and picked one of the many beauties that I have been pinning, saying "I am going to make that some day".
Knowing that I needed something that could give me some instant gratification (something quick and dare I say it - easy), and also showcased the fabric, I chose the Giant Star Tutorial from Jeni Baker at In Color Order. Right now you are thinking, you pick pattern and fabric from the same designer, are you sucking up? I can honestly say that I did not make the connection until I was halfway through the top. I guess it was just meant to be.
Jeni's tutorial was great and in no time at all I had this beauty up on the design wall. I even finished the top shortly after this pic! If I am not mistaken the grey for the background is Kona Steel (note to self, must start labelling Kona when I bring it into the house).
This was a great pattern for Fat Quarters and you actually end up with enough HSTs cut for two tops. I think on the next one I will use a lighter background just to shake things up!
I am feeling more inspired to get back to work on my other projects now. Except now I have created another UFO..oops! It took a a quick and easy project to get me going, and darn it I had fun doing it!
So what have I learned today? Despite all of the things that your parents told you, sometimes taking the easy road is the best choice.Any lessons learned in your studio today?
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