Even before there was a trace of snow, I got back to work on my Christmas version of Oh My Stars, the quilt along from Sheila at Thought and Found from two years ago. Obviously, I didn’t quilt along very well with everyone else. I got so behind that I put it away, and I really fell out of love with the project. I’m sure seeing Jaye’s beautiful version progress this past year has spurred me on, and I put it on my Getting It Done List for this month, so that I will have something to use come December. I hate UFOs! When I got this back out, it was so stale, some blocks were made, some pieces were cut, but I had no idea what or why, or where I was going next with it.
I made a few more 12″ blocks and fiddled with other things while I got back in the mood.
My fabrics have large-scale prints, so I never intended to make all the very detailed versions that are offered in this project. I chose 3-4 of the simplest patterns to show off the fabrics, which I love. Here are some 8″ blocks.
And some more.
And some more.
And here are my 4″ blocks. Do they look more like gorgeous mixers? I took yesterday off and DH and I went on a leaf drive that included a visit to the KitchenAid Experience in Greenville, OH. They offer factory tours and cooking demos, but not while we were there. It was a quilter’s dream of color. They have good deals on refurbished mixers and blenders, too. If I didn’t already have a (white) mixer, I know DH would have bought me one, he was so taken with the colors. So I still need to make the many little blocks. I doodled possible layouts for the quilt while waiting for dinner.
I hope you’re playing with fabric. Or colorful mixers.
I’m linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.