And today, after a few months of unresolved issues with my blog page, I have made the decision to move to a new site, thanks again to Madame Samm. How do you like me now?
Actually, you should be able to find me very easily and the transition for my followers should be easy and painless. If you were a follower, please rejoin me. That is one little down side to this move. Followers aren't moved automatically. I will appreciate it so much if you click and follow me once more! If you haven't been a follower, today is a perfect day to start. If you are an email subscriber, you may also have to subscribe again. I also may have to play a bit with my buttons on the sidebar, adding a few that may have been lost in the shuffle...but please be patient while I try to put them back! I thank you in advance for your continued support and encouragement as I cruise the seas of this wonderful quilt blog community of ours.
In the midst of all this excitement, I have been busier than ever and loving it! I have started my Wonky House Blocks. This is an exchange, hosted by Jane at Jane's Fabrics and Quilts where each of us makes twelve blocks, exchanging eleven of them by March 1, 2012, so that we will end up with twelve wonky house blocks, a great start to my first wonky house quilt!
I used a tutorial posted by Sophie on how to draw a liberated house (who knew a house could be liberated?) and the rest is history. This block will probably be my keeper because I learned a lot and my next eleven blocks should be much better! And remember, a wonky house block is all about being wonky, so ta da...
|Click on the photo to see the flock of birds in the window. Why not? Chuckle!|
Here are all four blocks together, so you'll see there is a method to my madness with these fabrics!
Now, for those of you who know me well, and are wondering what happened to traditional Lesley...well, I'm still here! It's just good for me to get out of the box once in awhile. And I'm not that far out of the box. A few years ago, I had some extra tiny little squares left from a project, and being very frugal (at times, I really am frugal!), I refused to throw them out, instead opting to sew together more little squares together, and so on, and so on. I used scraps of deep greens, burgundies, blues, and a few golds with fillers of similar fabrics of beige.
The blocks are 6.25 inches square(kind of square?). I have a total of 20 blocks: 5 blue, 7 red, 7 green, and 1 lonely gold. I laid them out on the kitchen floor for a better look:
So now what do I do? Any suggestions? I suppose there is a computer program that could tell me what I should do, but all I know is that I have lots more fabrics similar in color so I could make more blocks, add filler blocks of a coordinating fabric, or just sew it all together now with a few small borders and that would be it...a little quilt! Any and all input will be greatly appreciated!
So, as you can see, I'm busy as a bee!
Thanks for visiting today, and remember that it's always a great day for quilting!