Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Introducing another new project

I've got lots of projects to work on now, the Smitten quilt, the Spinster quilt, the Modern Block of the Month, and I put the Ingie quilt on the long-arm this weekend.  The last thing I need is to add another project to the mix.  (I think you know where this is going.)

Part of my swag bag from the Sewing Summit were these 2.5 inch precut squares.
I honestly wasn't too excited to see them.  I wasn't really feeling the need to make a Christmas quilt and if I did feel the need, I'd probably go with shades of blue and snowflakes.  But after taking the mini quilt class at the Summit, I've been toying with trying a mini quilt out for myself.  The 2.5 inch precuts went into a "miscellaneous" bin in my fabric room (yes, I have a fabric room, otherwise known as the room where family stays when they visit) and I proceeded on my merry way with other projects.  Then, I purchased this book and thought about using the precuts in one of these blocks.

Yes, it's as wonderful as it looks.  
Pushing those thoughts aside for the moment, I continued on my other projects....
Block 2, Smitten
...when fate intervened by sending me these fat quarters as part of the Pink Chalk Solids of the Month club.

This mix is called figgy pudding.  I don't think it bears a resemblance to real figgy pudding. 
Suddenly, I decided that I had to use those precuts, mix in some figgy pudding and put together some blocks to make mini quilts with.  My evil plans were beginning to take shape and this is the result.

Fussy Cut Christmas, block 1.
I'm not sure how this is all going to fall into shape.  One medium sized mini quilt, and a couple of smaller ones?  Several small mini quilts (what does small mini quilt even mean)? Who knows, but maybe I'll just do what comes to me when I decide to pick up a rotary cutter with my devil may care attitude.  Or not.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely smitten block.
    And I look forward to watching your mini quilt adventures