I just might be crazy...
Why am I starting more new projects?? I have many, many boxes (some neat and others a mess) full of fabric and partially finished stuff, yet I continue to cut into more fabric. There must be something wrong with me. May be I need to see a therapist? Wait - I consider quilting a form of therapy. I call it sewing for my sanity... There, I feel so much better now :-)
Well, truly there is nothing like some Kate Spain fabric to brighten your day. I decided to try my hand at the Disappearing Hourglass block from the Missouri Star Quilt Company tutorial using a layer cake I have had in my stash for a while: Honey Honey. It's just beautiful.
Aunt Brenda thinks these "disappearing" kind of blocks are ridiculous - sew the squares together, cut it apart, sew together again, cut apart, repeat sewing and cutting some more - yet we do it anyway and love making them. So in this process you make some hourglass blocks like the 4 above, then you cut them apart just so, spin some things around, and sew them together again.
And you get something that looks like this. I have just 38 more to go!
In those many, many boxes I mentioned earlier I have tons of scraps. A couple Saturdays ago Aunt Brenda and I took a little class at The Quilt Company on how to use the 8" Creative Grids Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tool. I pulled out some pastel floral scraps and paired them up with a solid dark blue. I only made 3 blocks in the class, and they were sold out of templates at the store. My wonderful mom surprised me and ordered one online and had it mailed to me this week. Thanks, Mom!
I also got the new 6" Curvy Log Cabin template. I was playing around with it and thought I'd try some of my Christmas scraps. I made 4 blocks over the weekend. I need to make a lot more, but you can see there are so many ways to arrange the blocks to make different patterns. This is so much fun to play with, and it is great for hoarders like me for using up small strips of fabric.
I hope you enjoyed that! I have a lot of things to keep me busy around here. I'm not the only one who has all of these works in progress, am I?
Today I'm liking up over at WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced. Happy sewing!
10/17/2014 03:40:33 am
You are welcome. It was fun to surprise you. Love, Mom
10/19/2014 11:05:44 am
they resemble my grandmothers quilts..... i love them!
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I LOVE to quilt, and every day I must sew for my sanity!