Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Found!Not lost after all!



Yesterday my daughter asked me to finish the blocks I made three YEARS ago... I told Her I had no idea where they were!  I had embroidered a block for each state, or country that we in my family are from, and one for where we all live together...  Well, let me correct that... I designed and embroidered TWO of them, then swapped Siobhan some word blocks if she'd finish my MN and NY blocks... Fair?
;-)

Well today, as I was trying to clean my studio. I say trying lightly.... I accidentally found them!  I confess I have lost and found these blocks more then three times in my quilt-y life... and figured, since I had FOUND them I better DO something with them ASAP.

Miraculously, I also found a bunch of made fabric blocks also made ages ago,and had just the right amount, and JUST THE RIGHT size!  
(Should I go play the lottery? The stars seem to be in alignment on this project)

So now it's a top, and I will finish my cleaning...(don't hold me to it)

and I will Think about it for a t least 15 minutes what will come next....

In fact, I may come up with a few options, show you, and then decide...

Remember to take your 15 minutes concept through your entire quilt.  One baby step at a time... decide as the options present themselves to you... Don't do what you ALWAYS do... listen to all the options and try something NEW today!

Like take 15 minutes to try a Y seam....

Want a tutorial on Y seams?

small manageable minutes to try something new...
What can you try NEW today for 15 minutes...  


Make 2012 the year of trying something new!




7 comments:

Julie said...

Yes please for the Y seams tutorial Victoria...you must have read my mind! Just what I was thinking that I would like to have a try at!!

YankeeQuilter said...

I love it! Sometimes blocks tell us when they want to become quilts...these must have been whispering to your daughter!

Kathy said...

I've had "lost" blocks, too. Once I asked a friend to help me find mine and she found them immediately! I had put them into a bag she had given me and she was curious as to what was in there. Nothing like a pair of fresh, curious eyes! ;-o. Love the setting for your family heritage quilt.

Kathy said...

I've had "lost" blocks, too. Once I asked a friend to help me find mine and she found them immediately! I had put them into a bag she had given me and she was curious as to what was in there. Nothing like a pair of fresh, curious eyes! ;-o. Love the setting for your family heritage quilt.

Miki Willa said...

I am ready for the Y seam tutorial. I just took a fresh look at my Lautrec block, and that is what it needs.

Jodi said...

Absolutely would love a Y tutorial - and love that little quilt, too!

Janet said...

Yes please. I thought I knew how to do them but as you'll see on your New Bee Block, I'm not very good at it.