I like to make things. I have many craft projects I do like knitting, tatting, crochet and violin playing that I like to do and have studied over the years. I even practice them a lot. But I would say I am not as passionate about these things as quilting. I like to try new things out. I like to make things that appeal to me, vs making something that I would guess another person would like… and they don’t always. Gift giving is a risk! I do give quilts as gifts to special people. I do make quilts and give some away to charities, occasionally. But honestly, they are like my little quilt family that I don’t really want to let to live somewhere else. I appreciate them because I made them in a way that I would like.
So I have the- not= well- received Scrap Vomit blocks all pieced. I have a few blocks up on the design wall. It will be a 5×5 setting and measure about 60 inches. No sashing or borders. I know some people think its weird to take all my traditional and a few modern 2.5 inch charms and make this quilt but I love it! See my previous post here about the pattern that Katy Jones did. This is a nod to a postage stamp quilt my grandmother always wanted to make but didn’t. It is my more up to date version using more traditional fabrics.
You can see lots of my quilts on this blog and I have to say that sometimes , as in any creative field, you have a hit. Maybe a miss or as I like to call them experiments or a total fail but I think that once this one is together it will be a hit. I am putting it away for a while and working on some block exchanges. I know, I have not done them in years and thought I would not like doing them again. I am going to try. We will see if these internet based ones have nice people in them. I think they will.