Wednesday, February 11, 2015
I have been playing out of these two barrels over the last week and a half. I have 3 quilts in progress using the 2" squares and 3 quilts in progress using the 2.5" squares. AND they still are jammed full of squares!!
I found it rather interesting that when I first started blogging, I did a segment on 'Squared Up'. Making simple blocks and quilts using squares - full circle in my 'Keeping it Simple'.
And doesn't this look familar? This is the very first quilt that started my blogging. I had to be an active blogger to participate in a Brown Bag swap on-line. Since then I have met so many wonderful quilting ladies and gents.
And it just so happens to be the very pattern that Terry has selected for the next Sew Along. Now I hate to repeat a pattern, so I am working mine a little differently - and so is Terry. BUT again, full cycle with the 'Keep it Simple' and Squared Up.
I'm using full colored 9-patches with my snowballs and will change up the border so I use more of those squares out of that barrel. The 'snowballs' (and border) are even being made using cut-offs from a quilt backing. Yup, more scrapping and clearing out.
And like I need another leader/ender project. But I keep one by each machine to work on - that's why I have so many 'in-progress'. I discovered I had a lot of lite (or low volumn) 2.5" squares - then I found I was tucking them in another barrel - and I found some tucked in a container - DUH! So they are now all together (and I just emptied that green bucket). The plastic bag is so I can 'shake them up' to get random pulls with out tossing them all over the place. It's funny how some of the colors photo'ed darker than they are- the yellows, pinks, and purples are much lighter - well, the whole thing is really.
We had a reprieve from snow today - actually saw the wonderful sun and I went out with the furballs and walked in it! But we are in for another 2-3 days of snow. I haven't quilted that little log cabin wallhanging yet nor started my Let's Book It project - fabrics are pulled. I think they need to be played with as I need a break from the squares.