can you hear them? Okay this has been up on my design wall for several days.
It is an well-aged Stack-n-Whack that I had forgotten about.(oh this pic looks better than on my design wall. I just figured out how to crop my pictures and I eliminated all the yuccky parts of my design wall. How cool is that? Yes I am totally blown away by my own ineptitude - LOL) Anyway, in looking at the blocks I still like them and there were plenty - 98 totally finished blocks. Why did I stop on this? I got no clue. All the blocks are cut from this fabric
which was taken from the illustrations in the book The Quiltmaker's Gift that has a 2000 copyright date. So that means this fabric was probably produced in 2001 or 2002 and has been languishing in a giant ziploc bag for the past 9 or 10 years. It still looks great. Maybe ziploc bags have rejuvenation properties? Hmmmm... here's a closer look at some of the blocks. They have a cool milleflori (can't find the right spelling) look - like a glass paperweight.
The blue and red I'm using resembles a sun print and it is of the same vintage as the focus fabric.I always am captivated by fabric that looks like a crazy quilt and they make great Stack-n-Whacks. I've moved some of the blocks around since I took these pictures and I think I have the final arrangement. Sewing them together will be mindless and that's right up my alley.
Last night I was trying to finish my Crazy Mom QAL.(See my post of 1/6/2011) I'm on the last plain borders. I got one side sewn on and then in attempting the second one, I realized I cut it too long (no wonder I couldn't ease in that extra 2 inches) and then I ran out of bobbin thread(grrrr) and then I lost my concentration (I have the attention span of a fruit fly) and went from stitching a 1/4" seam allowance to a 3/8" seam allowance and had to pick it out. So I decided it was time to call it a night - hey you don't have to tell me 10 times, although it did take 3 "issues" for me to catch on that I should quit. Oh well -
So I need to do the last 2 borders on the yellow Crazy Mom QAL, then I want to sew these blocks together. This SNW will make a nice size lap quilt and then there is that Hoopla fabric I bought a couple of weeks ago. It is talking too. It is nice bright colors - kinda like a brand new box of Crayola crayons. I loved a new box of crayons when I was a kid. I think you could get a box for a dime or a quarter -- yeah back long ago and far away, a misty water-colored memory (sorry for all the old song lyrics -my mind just works that way)