Once again, I seem to be involved in a project that I'm not actually starting. Truly not starting this quilt. I've just been reading Marti Michell's blog, since I love her rulers and she does fun tutorials, and generally just minding my own business.
She's been doing a QAL of Jen Kingwell's pattern "Long Time Gone." Being a big fan of Jen Kingwell's work (you should see how many bookmarks I've got in my copy of "Quilt Lovely"), I've been watching avidly as cute little block after cute little block has been built over there.
Because there's no harm in looking, right?
Next thing I knew, I had cut a whole bunch of 1" strips and these little pineapples were starting to appear.
It's amazing how many times you can go around and around, and still not have a bunch of finished blocks.
Though I've finally gotten a couple done. (Thirty-seven itty bitty pieces in each block. Thirty-seven.)
And making rafts of flying geese is no problem, since I've been making them anyway. (I had a bunch of triangles left over from En Provence that are perfect for geese.)
And how could I possibly resist these little 3" churn dashes?
I only need two more, but I think I might have a hard time stopping. They're quick to make and absolutely adorable - in other words, completely addictive!
So far, I'm just playing with some of the blocks for this QAL, not really making the full-tilt "Long Time Gone". More like a "Be Back Soon", actually. Just making a few blocks. Seriously.
Since I've had 1" strips on hand lately, it was too easy to fall into the Temecula Marvelous Monday Minis. Here are last week's block and two of this week's.
I still need two more to get completely caught up, but since I made two extra blocks for the first week, I could technically call it even...
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