Welcome to the final squirrel party for 2022. I've had fun following my heart and my whims several times over the past year, and I know lots of you have too. After all, that's when sewing is the most fun and gratifying, at least imho. You literally let the muse take you away.
Which it did this month.
It was a bit of a DrEAMi/PHD project that grabbed me. Isn't that an oxymoron? Well not really, because yes, this is an ancient UFO, actually a USO (UnStarted Object), though it was planned right from purchasing the fabulous border print, so it qualifies for a Projects Half Done project. However, it's also a DrEAMi, because I literally have dropped the two other 'should be sewing on' projects to make this quilt!
Yes, most definitely unplanned quilt top, with any luck soon to be a finished quilt before midnight tonight, came about when I was making the bench pillow for my newly released pattern Rainbow Neighbourhood. I was rummaging around in my Christmas yardage stash and pulled out this small stack. I had bought probably 15 years ago. I had planned to make a quilt with the Ohio star in it which is featured on Santa’s or King Wenceslas’s coat. Rather than put it back in the cupboard, I let it sit on my counter, while I finished up the bench pillow. And then, instead of making the back for my 150 Canadian Women quilt, and finishing that by year’s end as originally planned, I started planning and figuring, cutting and stitching, and within a couple of days, I had this quilt top!
|Wednesday after supper; adding stars|
|Thursday - deciding on gold or red connecting the stars|
No sewing happened on Thursday. I decided upon the gold, as your eye will be drawn to it and then you’ll notice the stars. Friday I cut and stitched and pressed and the quilt top is complete! I bought the same line for backing so I just need to piece it and load it on Avril. I plan to do an all-over quilt motif (thinking loops and stars!) and get this baby done!
The J's have it for DrEAMi projects in warm colours last month:
Jan at The Colorful Fabriholic made this beauty, a real ray of sunshine and cheer in a very grey month (for us here in southern Ontario anyhow).
Janine at Quilts From the Little House had a few squirrels frolicking in her house, but I especially liked this star ornament she made:
Well? Did you get distracted by a just-gotta-do project this month?
Please remember this linkup is not for ongoing projects or for showing off finishes. It's for celebrating and sharing distractions!