Remember the free pattern that Harbour Quilting Company had in January? Well, I finished up these little projects this past week. I decided to play with color and was delighted to see how different things look when you change your color palette. I dug thru my stash and came up with these two very different versions of the same pattern, changing each a bit from their original design to accommodate a wall hanging I wanted and a square table mat instead of the table runner.
It's really quite fun to take a pattern and make some minor changes to it. You will find that it is really very easy and it can open many doors to your creative spirit. As for myself, I tend to want to over think things, and that is definitely a lock on the door. Just sitting down with no plan, a pair of scissors and a rotary cutter is my best option. Grab some stash and a pattern you love and give it a try. You might just amaze yourself!
By the way, this little mat is heading into the mail this morning. It's for Quilting Gallery's Winter Mini Quilt swap. Hope my swap partner likes it! :-)