You know how some days you just feel like being creative?
The above photo is the January block for the quilting bee I’m a member of. This had to be completed by the middle of the month and I kept putting it off and putting it off…. as you do. Well, as I obviously do.
In the end, I really enjoyed making it. Could have kept going and made more.
So much so that I grabbed all of the HSTs that I put together before Christmas and turned them into a queen sized quilt top. This quilt is HUGE and white. Hugely white. I think when I finish it I’ll scotch guard it, just to be on the safe side.
Then, after dinner, I made soap that looks like cupcakes. I’m really excited about these ones. They even have hundreds and thousands on the top.
THEN, I took some fabric that I bought ages go and boldly cut into it to make a quilt for me to read under. It has only 4 very large rectangles. Now I know how all those American quilters churn out quilt after quilt after quilt. There’s method to their madness, and that method is VERY LARGE BLOCKS. Thankfully, I woke up this morning and I still like what I’ve started. I’ve hung onto this fabric for almost a year, too scared to cut into it because I liked it so much and I wasn’t sure what to do with it. A combination of Ryan3 taking over the tv in the lounge room to play COD with his friends over the internet, Evan4 being on the computer and me running out of silicon cake moulds to make more soap forced me into production.
I really should see if I can replicate this situation more often; I’d get so much more done.
I wonder what I can do today?