Sometime between my post on Thursday and yesterday's post, Blogger stopped sending your comments to my email inbox. Please know that I really appreciate your comments, and will definitely try to reply to them as soon as I can! I hope Blogger will fix this problem quickly, since I haven't been able to figure it out myself!
Meanwhile, earlier this week, while straightening up my sewing room, and supposedly planning to finish cutting pieces for my Mellow quilt project, I got distracted by this pile of scraps -
"I'll just make a bowtie block out of some of those," I thought to myself. So I did.
But there was still quite a bit of the penguin fabric left, so I thought I would make one of these -
Cathy, at Sane, Crazy, Crumby Quilting, calls these "Happy Blocks," and I had been thinking I might start making a few here and there. Why not use the penguin fabric to get started?
Well, you know what that leads to! "What if...?" I started cutting 5 inch squares out of all of my bird fabrics, and 2.5 inch strips for the borders, matching up darks with lights to get some contrast.
I had more than I realized - not just penguins, but owls, cardinals, swallows, and more!
These blocks are 9 inch squares.
And just like that, a new project gets started...
So here's how my sewing table looks now -
Pieces cut for bowties and bird blocks - always something to do!
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