Monday, March 25, 2013

Designing Monday

GRRRR!!  I am frustrated.  I have been working on the quilt of the month from the Sentimental Quilter  which is to use ugly fabrics.  I found quite a few from the scrap bag I received from Homestead Hearth  and got busy making HST's.

 I needed more blocks to fill up my quilt and pulled more fabrics that I don't consider ugly from my stash.  Now I am having the darnedest time trying to find fabrics to pull it all together.  My objective was to make all the blocks different, but now I am thinking I will just make some repeats from the ugly fabrics as they are all from the same color family.  This is just a little fun quilt, so there should be no frustration.  Right?

A nice thing that happened this weekend:

As a gift for providing info on the US Cheese Championship, New  England Cheesemaking Supply Co.  sent me this mozzarella kit.  How sweet is that?!!  Milk was on sale last week for $1.68/ gallon, so I am ready to make cheese.

Tonite I am going to a demo at one of the nearby libraries called Beyond Basic Cheesemaking.  Would you believe Primitive Gatherings in right on my way?  This is going to be a great day!!! LOL

Hop over to Judy's blog to see some beautiful designs.


  1. Maybe with the quilt project, to tie all the blocks together, use a tonal fabric type. Is tonal a word?? LOL....anyway tone on tone fabric types.

  2. I have wanted to try cheesemaking! Thanks for the links.

    I think Rhonda means a tone on tone fabric.

  3. I don't think any of your fabrics are ugly. Your quilt is looking great! I'm not making a quilt this month for Kathleen sew along... I used that pattern (Scrappy Triangles) for my January quilt, when she gave us the choice of any of her patterns. It was fun to make, but I don't want to make another, especially with uglies! Have fun making cheese!

  4. I agree with K.Q. ... I love all of these fabrics and don't think they're ugly, they're becoming a lovely quilt. Cheesemaking, now that's an interesting idea!

  5. How did the cheesemaking go and what did you buy from PG?

  6. Your ugly fabric blocks don't seem ugly to me -- just not bright colors. It's still looking good.