Lucinda and I finished all twenty
of our friendship quilt blocks.
(Laid out in order from left to right. Her #1, then mine. So on and so forth).
I think we initially planned on doing one a week.
Or maybe even every couple days.
We are apparently both
We ended up doing one a day.
It is hard to pick a favorite.
Every single block I made took me out of my comfort zone.
And I think my favorite of the ones Luc made
took her the farthest out of hers.
The planned imperfection.
This SCREAMS my style.
I heart it.
there is this one:
Her #10.The piece de resistance.
It matches so seamlessly with the #10 that I made it's almost uncanny.
She used every single print
in the fabric line.
And the pattern?
It's called "thrifty."
Supposedly, she is not a thrifty person.
Doesn't clip coupons.
Look for a bargain.
And then there's me.
I refuse to pay full price for the nonessentials in life.
That stuff ALWAYS goes on sale.
I don't think I have paid full price for one item
in Elena or Stella's wardrobe.
ONE. And I know exactly what one that was.
But I digress.
I also love the juxtaposition of this block being named "thrifty"
and the extreme expense of this particular line of fabric.
Now I am saddled with the monumental task
of choosing a fabric for the sashing.
Along with a backing and binding fabric.
What to do?
I'm debating between a nice linen fabric.
Or the same purple that is in my favorite block of Luc's
and the fabric that I made the applique Cooper birdie out of.
Maybe I'll veer totally off course and choose blue
as DRL suggests.
I think I need another bottle of Pinot to help me decide.
(Ps: Luc, this one's for you!)