We had such a refreshing time on Vacation. But we came back with tons of ideas, and planning, and wanting to dig into the *stuff* that we had just been struggling with. Of course, that is wearing out now... Real life is taking over.
How does this apply to my quilting? I decided I better finish up a few projects. For some reason this year, I am just wanting to start a lot of new things! I must have been concentrating so much on actually finishing things - I caught "Quilt Startitis"
What did I get finished? Well a whole lot more is finished in my head that in reality, but at least I am thinking about it right?
I finished my *Sticks* quilt top. I went with layout one, it seemed to just pop more - and more of you voted for it - so I figured if we all liked it this way.... this way it must go. The quilt pattern can be found here:
Quilting is more fun than Housework (don't you just love that blog name? I can relate!)
Someone had commented that they did not have strips long enough to make this block.... notice the bottom left string? Many of mine were pieced. I REALLY wanted to use up my scraps. And sadly - like most scraps - I a sure they have multiplied . Again!
And then because Wrangler Man said I needed to go help him set a post that the wind had snapped, I decided that this quilt was extremely important - and HAD to be worked on RIGHT then. I sent my boys.
Mary ( or Mollie) had posted about these blocks - and she wrote up a quick pattern. I was just intrigued, and of course I have a HUGE box of 2 1/2 inch strips. I may actually have 2 boxes - but you didn't ask correct?
Framed 9 Patch Is the pattern ( and the link) . I am actually making the 9 patches with 2 1/2 inch squares, rather that the strip that Mollie uses. The only reason? My scraps strips are smaller in length than what she used.
For Anything Goes head over to: http://karensquiltscrowscardinals.blogspot.com/
And now - for your lovely Tree shot. You all need more trees in your life correct? So here is todays: