So I've been DrEAMi-ing big time most of this week, dropping the regularly scheduled programming (don't tell IB) in favour of some squirrels that have got me running after them. Can a DrEAMi last more than one sitting? You betcha. Does it have to end in a finished product? Well eventually, and the quintessential DrEAMi usually does not let you go until you've made it in its entirety, quilt top or the best: a quilt (or painting as my friend Helen of Word Weaver Art did) finish! However, if you've done like I did, and thrown caution, well, that and your supposed-to-be-working-on project to the winds in favour of just having to make this...
then it's a DrEAMi!
It started with the turquoise pinwheel, which I saw somewhere on someone's blog (an RSC person's for sure) and off I went to Mari's blog to check out the tutorial. Well, a couple of those turquoise scraps were lying right there beside me, from my recent finish, Autumn Winds (go check it out; there's a Giveaway for two prizes; I'll wait here). So I made that block in nothing flat, since I'd had my whites plastic drawer beside me to make the Hearts for New Zealand, something I've meant to do for over a month now, and yep they're on their way but I did take a photo:
Back to the squirrels. Once I made the pinwheel, I was smitten. These are 4.5" finished blocks, so cute, and smaller than the Tula Pink City Sampler 6" ones I made last summer. So this is an ongoing project, like my Canadian Women, that I will thoroughly enjoy, even though 1/3 of the blocks are out! I just had to make the orange one for this month, and then started going back in time to find the others. So now I have 4/14(?) done, and I figure with 3-4 or more per week, (it's a squirrel; I could make them all this weekend, watch out) I'll be caught up in no time. There were cut-offs from the pinwheel which, crazy me, decided to sew back together and make two 1.25" finished blocks!
The second squirrel I chased without stopping to come up for air, is a QAL I have found myself now a part of. I actually have joined two this past week, like WHAT is with me? I'm behind in my own QAL for crying out loud. Well, I'm up to speed with the HSTs, but I should be working on the next step which will be released May 15.
This is the Sweet Star QAL hosted by Jessica Dayon. Do not ask because I could not begin to tell you, how I found this squirrel, but it's another, like so many, that tend to live down a rabbit hole... Am I glad I chased this big fat one!
bluprint - affiliate link) of Blueberry Park by Karen Lewis. This FQ stack was made for me, greens and blues, my favourite colour combination, and I just knew this quilt would be fantastic in it. With moving my sewing room into the basement bedroom and our former bedroom, yes, two places, which is driving me crazy, but all will be good one day, I came across
Okay, being the mmm!-nabler that Rose says I am, you will love this QAL. There is a downloadable PDF, and the pace is decent, make four blocks a week, AND, best of all, the blocks are 18" finished, so you will get a big quilt! Another bonus is you can just make four blocks and have yourself a sweet little baby quilt in no time. I'm going for the big one, sixteen blocks. Are you tempted? I can feel you are...
With working on one of my two OMGs this week as well, the cushion cover, which is being done with this block, and shall remain secret for now, I have come up with yet another method to make this block that has four less seams. Sixteen blocks times four equals 64 less seams; I'm all over that.
I'll be linking up with my own party on the last Saturday of the month! If you had a similar squirrel-chasing moment (or two), I hope you'll join us.