Friday, July 9, 2010

We don't need no stinkin' rules --

I have had better months, but this week has been a really good one.  I won one of Loft Creations  prizes in the No Strings Attached Challenge for Human Kindness - picture me smiling big and glowing all over.  And I went to breakfast this morning and opened a local magazine and just happened to notice they published the article I sent them two monts ago - picture me glowing big and smiling all over!

And I actually found some time to block out the world and do two 15-minute blocks.  You know you must do at least two because you must chain piece!  Those are the rules.  So I did my two and as they were switching back and forth under my presser foot, I was growing with anticipation. 

I was so excited to see a pair of very interesting blocks emerge from under the 6 1/2 inch ruler at the end of the process.  So I looked up at the clock to see how many minutes I had been working, and realized I had no idea when I had started!  Sigh.  (mental note:  remember when you start) .

It was so liberating -- no stinkin' rules, no stinkin' rulers, no stinkin' color coordination, nothing! 

Maybe I can be as creative as  the rest of you as I aspire to be in your delightful league. 


glen/ QuiltSwissy:  just watch out for those rules!

3 comments:

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

sometimes It's nice to JUST SEW.

And besides... EVERYONE loves a GOOD SCRAPPY QUILT!

happy scrapping! they look awesome! and congrats on your good news this week!

KaHolly said...

Congratulations on winning one of Stephanie's prizes!! Wasn't that a fun challenge? I didn't join, but I was inspired and made lots of little things and one big quilt, loving every minute of it. I am very impressed that your article was published. Double congratulations to you. Curious to know if there is a financial reward for your article? Love your site. I'm a scrappy quilter and I like your 15 minute plan! ~karen

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Congratulations on the Loft Creations challenge and the magazine article! Love your blocks!