Okay - there, I've said it - and now we will move forward.
I ordered the Moda "A William Morris Garden" from Hancocks Fabrics and it came in the mail on Monday. I am quite happy that I bought it. Including shipping it was $85.0 Canadian - which is basically $85.00 American. One thing I discovered today is that it is missing one of the fat quarters . They sent 30 fat quarters but one of them does not belong -- hmm... what does that remind you of -LOL
Can you find the one that doesn't belong? I sent an email to Hancocks and I hope they will send me the right fat quarter.
There is this quilt pattern that has been designed for the fabric. I was looking at it and thinking about maybe making it, It certainly shows off the fabric beautifully.
But I was thinking maybe an old Civil War era block would be really nice for the fabric. I spent most of the afternoon looking for a block I liked. I decided I liked the basket block. And what an event it all turned out to be.
I found this picture of a basket block ( Grape Basket) I hope who ever this block belongs to doesn't get upset that I have it on my blog. I found it in Webshots. I really think it would be a good block for the fabric. I could not for the life of me find the block pattern.
So -- I have EQ6 -- I can draft the block in EQ6 and get the rotary cutting directions --- NOT!!
I spent the afternoon trying my darndest to draft the block. I just couldn't get those lines to go where I wanted them to go and then not go where I didn't want them. Talk about an event.
Finally I just switched over to good old graph paper and pencil.
I made a 10" trial block out of scraps. I think I would prefer an 8" block. I might work on designing an 8 inch block tomorrow - as this little exercise took me about 6 hours!!
Although I am wondering if 8 inches might be too small of a block for the florals in the fabric collection. Maybe I should use my left over Dear Jane civil war scraps to make an 8 inch basket block quilt. Maybe I should make the "Stepping Stones" block instead. No wonder I never get any actual quilting done!!!