Nonnie’s Quilting Dreams

Quilting, rants and raves and I am sure I will talk to my grandson.

A 1/4 yard, a 1/4 yard… my kingdom for a 1/4 of a yard

Posted on January 9th, 2011
I have been working on my quilt and I am sure I am short less than a quarter of a yard of fabric of the dark gold fabric...... WAAAAA WAAAAA WAAAAAA...... I only have two blocks left to sew together then it will be time to put in the final sashing. NO matter how I have tried I did not have enough of the dark gold fabric ( EESCO MAYWOOD STUDIO 513 SHADOW PLAY in 100% cotton (NOT FLANNEL) s - 16 )




Because the NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION. I have redesign the quilt color placement because I still have a lot of the light gold fabric. I am making some of the connecting sashing using the lighter gold fabric.

CHANGEINPLANS1.jpg  This picture shows the mock up of the block changes. I am substituting the light gold. I think this will strech out the dark gold I have left to finish the quilt. I still have to piece some of the blocks but my long armer said she could camouflage the area with quilting. I already have the large blocks made and NO I am not going to un-sew the blocks to substitute the light gold in the already sewn blocks. No I am not going to applique the light gold over the dark gold. That too was suggested by one of my friends. It is what it is and I am patting myself on the back because I am making LEMONADE OUT OF LEMONS.


  • Colleen

    Hi Nonnie. I’ve recently uploaded and listened to your podcasts, and I’m enjoying them. I laugh when you say you’d like to have Carol Doak over to your house, or give advice to the fabric designer. Wouldn’t we all like to do that?

    Keep it up.


    Jan 14, 2011 at 8:47 pm