Inspired by the ever-obliging Pinterest (I'm sure this is responsible for keeping me awake at night for having far too many ideas in my head), I was seized by the need to make a sixteen-patch quilt. Fabric has been flying off the shelves of the Den and onto the ironing board then cutting mat in a frenzy. I am usually quite disciplined and tidy away as I go along but today, I had amassed quite a stash on my ironing board (all still waiting to be put away, pants).
It's another uber-scrappy project, following hot on the heels of the scrappy trip-along(the top for which is finished but I am psyching myself up to sandwich and quilt the monster!)
It's a simple enough pattern to work out. I'm cutting strips 2.5" wide and 11" long, this gives me a little room for error with the length and means I can get two strips off the edge of a fat quarter, yay. Oooh, behold a feast of delightful strips, just waiting to be sewn into matching pairs.
Ta dahhhh, one ends up with a stack of pretty two-coloured blocks, about 8.5" square. Golly, I have to tell you that this has been seriously addictive.
It brought to mind this little ditty I saw and which made me chuckle.
It's a good job I am so diligent and prioritise the housework (cough, cough).
I've finished all the blocks already, oooh that must be in about 36 hours including general life and sleep
Hmm, well maybe!
Have a super weekend, people and don't forget my double carry-it-forward/sort-of-giveaway thingy to win the pretty goodies, details in the post below this one. Winners to be drawn on Monday. Excitingamundo!