Do you see it???? They're all SQUARES!!
Except for the pinwheel in the black-and-white quilt, all of the quilt blocks are squares or some variation on a square. Oy! Same is true for the three quilts I've just finished but haven't shown you yet. Yup. Squares.
As you can imagine, I'm ready for something different, so I've decided to join the Oh My Stars! Quilt Along over at Thought and Found. I've been eying it for a while, trying to decide what to do and I've finally decided to jump in. I can't stop thinking about it so, if I can't beat 'em, I should join 'em, right?
I'll be using my Terrain (gasp!) fat-eighth bundle with a few coordinating solids peppered throughout.
I purchased this chunk of gorgeousness way back in October and have spent quite a bit of time admiring it. I did break down and use an inch or two of one of the purple fabrics for a zipper pouch, but otherwise it still sits, all bundled up in a beautiful little stack.
Now, I will say up front that I won't be going at the same clip as the others in the QAL. Second semester classes start up next week, so I'm not committing to any big projects. I've turned down swaps, bees, and even my church group on new projects. I just can't do it.
My goal is one star set a week (a star set is one 12", two 8" and four 4" stars) and if I miss a week then I miss a week. Not beating myself up over this one. No deadline. No rush. No worries. It gets done when it gets done. This project is intended to be a stress reliever and a (hopeful) reward to
The only other thing I'm trying to do is dedicate Sundays to my Bethlehem Star quilt. My father-in-law came over last night with a train table for my boys, handmade to our specifications. Now they have an awesome place to build their tracks and a little scenery without messing up their toy area. If you remember, he also made my cutting table (which I adore!) and the quilt is a thank you to him. I must finish this. Goal is October for this one. The quilt is more tedious than I ever imagined, so I need a deadline to keep me on it. Prayers welcome. ;o)
I'll try to keep y'all posted as I go with some WIP updates on both quilts. Please don't worry too much if I get quiet. I was really stressed out last semester, so I'm trying to learn from my mistakes. Shortening my to-do list will help immensely.
Oh - and I still have three finished quilts to show you. Eep!