Sunday, January 15, 2012

Permission to Play--Granted!

After some introspection, I've realized that I've made myself into a production quilter.  Not that much fun!  I've taken stashes from those who have passed on and made donation quilts from them.  Not to say that I didn't have fun, but I had my own stash I wanted to pare down--you know, get rid of the scraps, the pieces that you don't remember why you bought them, etc.  In the process, I lost my zing.

I decided to let my crumbs drawer become a source for play rather than production.  I've also given myself permission to just chuck those pieces I don't want to keep.  I've followed BumbleBeans  and made a few blocks this past year.  But this one looked intriguing and I decided to just PLAY with it.
I came up with this block.
I started here:
 Then added these colors:
 I followed the directions to the "T"  The only thing I will do differently is make the corner triangles from a 7 inch square rather than a 6.5 inch square.  It was just a bit small, and as a result I had to cut the corners from some of the star points, but all in all, I like it.  It lays flat and I'm going to put some borders on it and make a Valentine wall hanging.  Maybe I'll make some letters.  I'm not going to rush--just play.  This is my "treat" for the a.m. playtime!


Miki Willa said...

Yours is beautiful. It is fun seeing the colors people are choosing for this block.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Yes, we all need some fun time - to just play, create, throw some color, experiment. Enjoy.

QuiltSue said...

That looks like a fun little quilt. The colours are great.

Louise said...

It's amazing that a simple-to-make block can look so complicated! I'm glad you had fun playing with your scraps...your result is so vibrant.