I think I need a new category in my post labels list. Something like "Projects I'm not really starting no seriously I mean it..."
Because you may have noticed a new button in my sidebar - for the Gwennie-Inspired Medallion Quilt Along. Not that I'm joining that QAL, of course. Nope. Got too many other things going on.
But the starting point is a basket block. Just a basket. What harm could come from making just one basket block? I even had a block pattern traced out for an applique flower basket that I'd found in my 101 Fabulous Small Quilts book. Serendipity, I say. Kismet, maybe.
I'd originally planned to make the block with Civil War reproductions, but upon further thought I said to myself, "Fork that, let's have some fun!" and went a bit brighter.
I gotta admit, I like it.
But then I started second guessing myself. I really like making pieced baskets, too. I did a scrappy basket quilt years ago that was a ton of fun - maybe I should have pieced a basket instead of appliqueing it.
So, you guessed it.
And since I can't decide between them for my Gwennie Medallion, it looks like I'm making two...
And then there's a quilt that I SWEAR I'm only making a couple of test blocks for and I'm 100% NOT starting it and I promise to put away the templates I made for the weird shaped pieces and not even THINK about Jen Kingwell's Glitter quilt from her book Quilt Lovely which I've had for FIVE WHOLE MONTHS and bought solely because I wanted to make Glitter and have since found that I want to make every single quilt in the whole book but Glitter first.
//stops and gasps for breath//
See? I only made two blocks.
I think I'm getting a real handle on this Self Control thing, don't you?
Since Glitter involves y-seams, I'm linking to Mary Huey's Y-Seam Warriors at Quilting through Rose-colored Trifocals! Come see the pretty hexagons!