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.