I finished a quilt, Jacob's Summer, therefore I am entitled to start 3 more, right? Yeah, that's what I thought too. Me and my coloured pencils had a little meeting and elaborated some
shenanigans plans for RSC2024. Oh! My! Fluffy Kittens! Why can I not live in the present time!?!
Let's not get ahead of ourselves and start at the beginning. Aqua fabrics were pressed, cut and sewed.
It all started with the Irish Stars. It needed 4 more blocks, and aqua and blue were the right colours along with one bright green. Well, it's brighter in person.
It also needs 29 more alternate blocks...
... minus 6.
I had a few cutting sessions to replenish the 2" square bin. That's when I discovered fabrics that were too lovely to leave behind. Some of the cuts turned into 9-patch blocks. They finish at 3 inches.
Friends' Favourite blocks were next in line.
I have a nice pile of fussy-cut fabric for this quilt and pulled out all that were closely or remotely aqua, and others that tickled my fancy.
I still need to find out where this quilt is going (size-wise), but I know it will be on my lazy-boy chair one day.
And that's when I lost it! Playing with all those lovely scraps made me want to sew them up into ... something.
Oh! How about another Solid on Print kind of quilt? Yeah, yeah, good idea!
One thing leads to another and ...
... then ...
... trouble shows up.
I started to play with HSTs. Uh-huh!
I got my colouring crayons out and doodled, doodled to my heart's content.
Then, I was itching to see it with prints, so I pulled out the multi-coloured print basket dug out a few prints, and picked matching solids. Oh what a lovely rabbit hole this was. Such FUN!
It didn't take long for me to have what I needed. So instead of showing you my coloured pages, here's my
madness train of thought.
I picked a solid aqua fabric (of course) and a matching print.
See the hourglass in the middle? (I know it's very crooked but my pictures didn't align very well. Sorry.)
My son likes this one the most.
Six blocks together form this pattern.
Very similar to the #1 block.
Six blocks become this pattern.
The hourglass has disappeared. Boring?
Of course, I wasn't done!
Six blocks together make something that looks familiar by now.
I was getting tired but I needed to see one last option. Let's see it.
And the layout of 6 blocks together.
This quilt will NOT be just a two-coloured quilt. No, no. It is for RSC2024 and it will be all kinds of prints with a rainbow of solids, like my Framed 9 Patch that isn't finished but I still want to start another one. (My DH said it was okay, so, hey!)
So, which one do you like best?
Remember what I said at the beginning of this post? I've finished one quilt so I'm allowed to start 3 new projects. Lol.
P.S. For those who want to know: I've pinned Jericho Wall because I know what the quilting pattern will be. HST will go back into the pile and wait a little longer.