Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Blocks, no quilts
After the Made in Cherry Quilt along I'm feeling a little lost. I just don't know what to start on next. So, like a good quilter I've been playing, making blocks.
First I decided to jump on the x+ bandwagon. Who knew it created such tiny blocks? I guess I would have if I'd actually read Amy's post before just jumping in, cutting and sewing. They're cute, I'll keep making them out of my scraps, but I don't see a bed quilt emerging from these. (they're 7½" finished, by the way.)
Next was the granny square block. Jolene started these, Heather made me realize I couldn't not make some. I've made one. I'll make more.
Finally the retro flower block. I kept looking at the pattern and putting it off. I don't really like buying patterns. I can't be bothered reading instructions. So it seems kind of dumb to buy them. But this ones seemed original enough that it really would be pretty sh*tty of me to just draft it myself. I've made two blocks so far, one using the templates in the pattern, one using slightly larger ones. I just wanted to see how it would look bigger. Blame it on swoon, I want to make everything bigger now.
Oh, and I still haven't read the instructions. I'm sure they're good, I'd just rather be sewing.