Today I want to know how many of you see something on another blog while you're surfing around, and it looks so interesting and so neat that you just have to rush to your sewing room, pull some fabrics and go to work? I'm looking for a show of hands. Come on! You know you've done that at least once, right? You may only make one block, or you may decide that you have enough to make a "little quilt" or maybe a wall hanging. And, you just want to make enough to see what it looks like "in person", right? You will make the whole quilt later? Sound familiar? I've been looking through my UFOs and those things that I just wanted to try, and I thought I'd share some of them.Inklingo Patchwork of the Crosses by Linda Franz. These would make a cute wall hanging. They would make an even cuter full sized quilt, but they are pretty small.
Then there are those baskets from When The Cold Wind Blows by Barb Adams and Alma Allen. Oh, and these aren't exactly the ones in the book. Someone I know reduced them to 3 1/2" baskets so you could fit the template onto a charm square. After the "cuteness" of this project wore off, I realized that it will take a whole lot more of these smaller blocks to make a full sized quilt. I've seen one done "in person", and it is just wonderful. Now I'm thinking that maybe I could do a combination quilt of smaller and larger baskets.
So Scrappy by Angela. She teaches and is a busy Mom who still has time to quilt. If you scroll down her blog, she made a beautiful postage stamp quilt from her scraps. Well, I have scraps so I cut up a little tub full of 1 1/2" squares to sew back together to make a postage stamp quilt. Her quilt is already put together, and I was going to quilt along with her so my quilt along turned into a solo effort!!!
Then there is this quilt over on Katy's blog, I'm A Ginger Monkey. She is having a quilt along. For now she is calling it Scrap Vomit. That doesn't make you really want to run for your rotary cutter, so she is planning to change the name soon. Now I didn't officially sign up, but I thought I would just cut a few 2 1/2" squares and see how it goes. After all, if you have a jelly roll and you can't remember why you bought it, you already have the 2 1/2" strip to cut the squares from. Now I don't really call these UFOs because they are just barely started.
One night late, while blog surfing I ran across this beautiful bargello. I know bargello quilts have come and gone, and I didn't jump on the bandwagon then; but, I just couldn't stop looking at this one. I kept googling and looking at web sites, and I finally found the pattern for this one. It was a downloadable pattern - instant gratification!!!! I downloaded it and have been working on it for the past couple of weeks. Here it is finished!!! OK...except for the quilting. I'll put a tutorial up next time.
I hope you are all finding some time to stitch today!!