Monday, April 11, 2016

I'm starting to feel like the Little Engine that Could

While waiting for The Boy™ to get home from school today, I got several more blocks done for the 365 Challenge.  If I can keep up anywhere near this pace, I'll no longer be weeks behind.  I'm starting to kid myself that I might even get caught up where I'm doing them in real time instead of this time delay thing that I've currently got going on.   (It's good to have dreams.)

Here's a sweet little covey of 3" blocks -

Most of them were fairly easy, but this little fella took a wee bit more concentration.

Oh, but I love a good Snail's Trail.  I'm thinking seriously of making several more 3" Snails and making a small quilt with them.  Yeah, I know it's crazy and ridiculous, but it's crazy and ridiculous in a truly magnificent way!

This next block is a 6" block,  which seems really big after making all the little guys.  I set it aside when I hit it in the midst of the blocks above, because I could see it was going to take a little extra brain power, and I was making the other blocks as leader/enders for each other and cutting pieces on the fly.

It's a Crown of Thorns, and there was only one component that I had to completely disassemble and redo.  Yay?  (I may have used a bit of colorful language, but hey, I've got nothing against colorful...)
That catches me up through March 26th.  A few more blocks, and I'll be working on blocks for the month I'm actually living in!

I even took a moment to put my feet up and applique a few more orange peels for my Quilty 365 Challenge.  (And it occurs to me that between the 365 Challenge and Quilty 365, I've committed to making 730 blocks this year, and that's not even counting all my RSC blocks or the quilts I'm building currently or might start in the near future.  Holy crap!  I might have to go lie down.)

Now y'all know I've got a soft spot for monkeys and for orange, but that's not the only reason this block makes me smile.

Purple and orange.  Purple and orange together are making me smile, and they'll make you smile too when I show what I'm going to get up to.  All shall be revealed in its own time.  Stay tuned.

Linking with Scraptastic Tuesday at Mrs Sew & Sow's.  Come see the scrappy magic!


Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I am in love with that crown of thorns block. But I would have to make mine about 18". Keep it up! I know you can get there!!

Libby in TN said...

Looks like you're using your time away from home very constructively. Those little 3-inchers make my fingers hurt just thinking about them. Oh so cute!

Cathy said...

Your blocks are really already over the top so I think you, little engine, have learned the value of optimism and hard work.

Vic in NH said...

Your blocks are so energetic and pretty and I love seeing the groups of them all together, thanks for sharing the pictures!

Nicky said...

toot toot _ i think you just might be! Well done and keep a full head of steam to keep up wit all things quilty.. Thanks for joining up with us at #scraptastictuesday

Sally T said...

You're catching up? Time to start more projects...which it sounds like you're about to do anyway.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I think those snails are starting to grow on me.

Glinda ♥ said...

Lovely use of scraps - what great blocks.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Lots of scrappy goodness here, love your little 3" blocks!

Mystic Quilter said...

I see that you and Sally are on the same wavelength over monkeys!