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I'm a seasonal crafter, at least when it comes to handwork. When it's cold outside, all I want to do is curl up on the couch with a wooly yarn and knit something. When it's beautiful and warm outside, like it is currently- I can't stand the thought of a big pile of yarn in my lap. I want something small, light and good for carrying around to the park, road trips, waiting outside Anna's school and just sitting in the back yard playing. Last spring, I decided on this as a good warm weather project. And it was the perfect project. I carried it everywhere last summer. It looked like this at 27 blocks. I got 39 blocks all done and joined together before it started getting cold. And the project stalled. I started dreaming of cowls and cabled hats and lacy scarves. The entire winter I got 7 blocks done.


7, that's it and they are not even sewn together. 7 little lonely blocks just floating around the craft room.  But, baby, I am back in business. Sunday, I pulled out and counted the 39 blocks. I tracked down the paper templates, hand quilting thread, needles and already cut fabric diamonds from where they had all been scattered. I've finished a block and half of a second. The next goal is to attach those lonely little winter blocks. Then take some measurements, pull out my sketch and figure out just how many blocks I need for a queen size quilt. I have a feeling that it is a much, much bigger number than 39.


balloongal said…
I get that seasonal crafting thing. There are different times of the year I'm more in the mood to do certain types of crafts, too.
The colors of that quilt make me so, so happy. Man, I wish I could decide on a design scheme and style and whatnot for my house. Now I'm thinking blue, and orange, and yellow. Except those colors don't really mesh well with my winter decor. Hmmmmmmmmm.

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