Oh my goodness - it is clearly evident that I'm always working on a lot of different projects at the same time, even though I know I'd probably get more done if I just stuck with one or two.... but then something catches my eye and off I go veering off in yet another direction. Yesterday this arrived in my mailbox...
the Feb. 2012 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting. I love the quilt on the cover and was intrigued by the command "Find More Time to Sew". There were some great tips but none of them were my favorites such as:
Put all the delivery numbers for carryout dinners on your speed dial.
Tell your family they will have to go naked next week so you can eliminate laundry.
These are great ways to get more time to sew, but I digress, that's not the what I wanted to share.
This is what caused me to lose control and sprint to my sewing machine....
the ad on page 7 for EQ7. Can you see the quilt in the lower left corner? Instantly I knew what I wanted to do with these blocks that have been hanging out on my design wall....
cut them down and turn them into these blocks!!
Oh oh oh - I do love this block. I just wasn't feeling the love of the 36 patch blocks but I really wanted a block that would show off some of my big scale floral prints and this is it!
I have enough large and medium scale florals to make a double bed size quilt so I'll be able to make another pretty FREE quilt!
Yes the Flowers for Nana's Girl blocks are still on the design wall but I had to make some of these right NOW. It is a good thing that my vices aren't illegal or immoral or I'd be going straight to hell. (oh I may be going there anyway for other indiscretions but lets not discuss it now - LOL!)