I have managed to squeeze in some sewing time this week. (Thank you Eva, for taking long naps). My Hill Country Basket blocks are coming along slowly. I like the block pattern, but the fabrics are a bit dark now that I am living with them. There will be a lattice separating the blocks, which I think will lighten things up a bit. And you know what? If after making a few dozen blocks I am not feeling the love, I will make this quilt a bit smaller.
But do you see that block to the right of the basket blocks? That would be a Shiloh block. Shiloh is a project I have been working on since December 2010. Over the months I have made quite a few of the blocks for this quilt and love it to pieces. Due to various circumstances, it always got put back in the project box and left to languish.
Well, yesterday when I was listening to the Dark Angel of Quilt Block Discontent whisper in my ear that the Hill Country Baskets colors were too dark, I heard another voice pipe up. "Remember me? Shiloh? You always loved working on me, and said my colors were perfect. Maybe you should pull me out of the box and work on ME for awhile. Life's too short not have your heart sing when you sew".
So I did.