This is my next assignment should I choose to accept it. A double Irish chain from Eleanor Burns' book. I searched for a month for the fabrics to match this blasted wallpaper. I picked up the green locally here at Ginger's, and found the cream while at Alex's retreat in northern California. But I'm real happy to report that this pink is one of those bolts of old Robyn Pandolph that I found a year ago on the Thousand Bolts site that Judy just mentioned in her blog.
I've never done an Irish chain and I understand they go real quickly, but I'm kind of thinking it's going to be boring. Maybe not. Working from a wallpaper sample, it turned out to be more difficult than I thought it would be to find the fabric.
I also found out I don't read fabric requirements very well at all. I bought according to the requirements, but didn't notice they had been divided - blocks and borders stated separately. Oh, my. That meant I didn't have enough of the other pink I had also pulled from stash. It was the perfect fabric. This one will have to do because I have plenty of it. I know I have enough green, but I'm a little worried about the cream. I probably ought to see if I can find some more right now - before I start cutting. Of course, I can always go to Plan B on that one, but I'd rather not.I'm going to sit on the floor and measure and measure and measure to make sure I have enough, and then I'm going to start cutting - and cutting and cutting and cutting. If you need me, I'll be at the cutting table!
Thanks to everyone who guided me on cutting strips. I've decided not to toss the pieces that I've bonded to, but will cut them in bricks. Thanks again!
~ Beautiful cool weather.
~ A productive day at work.
~ No traffic today. I forgot about the holiday!