Saturday, July 2, 2011
I'm really back now....sewing fun with some crazy blocks!
Well, I'm sure its been more obvious than I hoped that my quilting and sewing mojo has been struggling a little lately, what with work stress, general life stuff and all. When I look back over my posting the last month or 6 weeks its been a bit thin on the ground. But a break is maybe the best thing for you in situations like that and when I got back on Thursday morning I was all refreshed and ready for action! After cutting all my Kaleidoscope triangles on Thursday afternoon (in betweeen catching up on the mountain of holiday laundry - how does that happen, when you are washing when you are away too?? It's a mystery to me!) I was chomping at the bit yesterday to get sewing again. But I wanted something fresh, not a big project, something fun, something I didn't have to think about too much that would inspire me! I rumaged around in my UFO box and found this crazy scrappy block that I did back in April:
Officially I'm supposed to be doing this as a QAL but I kind of fell off the wagon. Not least because I really struggled to bring this block up to 11". And I just couldn't see myself doing a whole quilt of them, for whatever reason. But it was in the back of my head, and when I saw Hadley's GORGEOUS crazy scrappy quilt and realised she had done her blocks smaller, it made me think a bit more about it. Then, the other day, it jumped into my head and I got an idea for a mini quilt I could make with the scrappy blocks. So last night I took out my scrap basket and had the best fun running up these 4 blocks in my warm colours:
I did them to 8" square and it worked so much better, they flew together and it felt completely different to the last time I did this block. I then trimmed back my green block to 8" to match.
Now I'm off this morning to take out my 2nd scrap basket with the cool colours and get going with the rest. The kids are fully occupied watching Jake and his pirates and the coast is clear for some serious Saturday morning sewing. Bliss!!