Thursday, January 4, 2018
On Ringo Lake Progress
I am participating in the mystery quilt from Quiltville. If you want to make it, hurry and get the free pattern before it is archived. I had decided to make a few blocks for On Ringo Lake instead of the whole big quilt. I was going to make 13 blocks for the on point setting. Then I could decide whether I wanted to make it bigger.
However, I made three of the nine patches two small, and wound up with 10 blocks instead. It's been a while since I've made anything this small and precise. I got frustrated and decided I would just do either an even smaller quilt, or make the additional 3 blocks.
That feeling didn't last though, because I took the blocks upstairs to press. It was very comforting to press the blocks and feel the heat of the iron. It is cold! Then I laid out the blocks on the floor to see how they looked. In my half asleep state, I must have been focusing on the bed. I thought the blocks looked really good, and I thought it might be better to go ahead and make a quilt for the bed. I went to bed ready to make lots more blocks to make a bed quilt.
The blocks are easy enough to make when you take things one step at a time, and the result is pretty impressive. It's hard for me to believe I can make blocks like that!
Today, I decided just to make more blocks and see how many I am willing to make. Ah, the joys of leaving the options open!