... I'm in for an eclectic quilting week
For the record, I'm declaring my One Monthly Goal (OMG) for February: It's my Spare Parts quilt made from orphan blocks.
While I was letting Spare Parts (I keep wanting to type Spart Pares for some reason) marinate in my mind, I decided to try making one of Bonnie Hunter's chunky churn dash blocks in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color for February.
|Aquamarine Chunky Churn Dash|
These start with 1-1/2" strips, of which I have a plethora, and I was able to scare up a few purple 2-1/2" strips for the corners by raiding my En Provence box (which, BTW, has stalled completely). I love the way the different value combinations make each block look different. They finish at 6" and Bonnie's pattern pairs them with quarter-square hour-glass blocks which makes the CCDs look like they are set on point. I'm really fascinated by the possibilities for these blocks!
And here's a sneak peak at a new project -- yes, another rabbit hole -- that coincidentally has some aquamarine in it.
I'm dithering about the center of the friendship star but I should be able to find something that works among the 34!!! different fabrics as suggested in the pattern. It's a sampler of sorts, but done in sections. My current plan is to work on this at the Nuts and Bolts retreat later this month.
Well, I guess I'd better get crackin' on all of these different projects. I'm linking up with Patty D at Elm Street Quilts for OMG and Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework for Oh, Scrap.