Hello hello! Hope you had a lovely Christmas. I've had an amazing few days, but more about that later this week ... or next.
Today I have new FW blocks for you in colors I'm calling "The Kitchen Sink" palette. :)
I've been DYING to make this block - Postage Stamp - since I started this QAL back in June. This sort of piecing is really one of my all time favorite activities.
I was going to wait a while longer to make it, for no particular reason, I guess.
But suddenly I was inspired by a few things ... this image I found at one of my new favorite blogs (well, new to me - she's been around for quite a while!) Something about the pretty, colorful ornaments on this tree ... I actually get butterflies in my tummy when I look at this photo. I can't explain it.
And the thought of what Christmas usually looks like - an explosion of color with all the gifts, wrapping paper, decorations, lights, candy ... especially if kids are involved.
So I decided to cut one square from every print I'm using for my FWQAL quilt and found that I had almost enough squares for 2 blocks!
I just threw in a few more whites and voila!
I have a feeling that when it comes to the final quilt there'll be a few blocks that won't play nicely with the others and won't be allowed to join in. But I'm sure both these blocks will make the final cut because ...
I ... LOVE ... THEM ... SO ... MUCH!!! It's sad really ... how much I love them.
So much so that right now I'm totally wanting to make a huge quilt with just these little 3/4" squares.
Don't think I won't! In fact, I just might do that with all my scraps at the end of this QAL.
One of these days I'll show you the quilt I made that ended up with literally thousands of tiny pieces.
You think I'm joking, don't you?
Dude. I don't joke about things like that ...