I am afraid I have contracted a terrible disease…..and I think it is spreading rapidly! Have you heard of Quilt pox? It’s a disease where the affected person lives, eats, and breathes quilts, and only quilts! This disease causes you to forget all about cooking, cleaning, and any other household responsibilities. It makes you download pattern after pattern, thinking you will have a chance to make everything, when in reality there is NO chance at all of even finishing a fraction of the list. You buy more fabric than you will ever use, just because you have to have it. And you must acquire every new quilt gadget on the market. And the worst part is that Quilt pox is terribly contagious! It seems that even just posting a pretty picture of a quilt causes others to immediately catch the disease too. But don’t worry. It seems that people can be affected by the disease and live quite normal and possibly happier lives than those not affected!
Does this sound like you? Then you have caught it too. I am afraid the only cure is to keep creating and making happy quilts and spending lots of time perusing all the pretty patterns and fabrics everywhere. So that is exactly what I have been doing since I self-diagnosed ……These are some projects that have been keeping me busy these past few weeks: I posted a challenge over in the Facebook group to make a project with yoyos…it could be anything at all, as long as it involved some fabric yoyos.
We had all kinds of creative projects~ everything from dolls to cards! My contributions were this pillow and this basket:
Wendy over at Four Peaches Fabric was kind enough to send me a pattern and a fabric bundle that I have started turning into a quilt…it is at the very beginning stages, but I am hoping to get a bit further along this weekend! I have to tell you that the feel of these fabrics is soooo soft! I must ask her who manufactures them!
My Festival of Tulips blocks are all finished!
It took a while to complete those 36 scrappy blocks, but they are finally all “appliquilted” and ready to be sewn into blocks, just like these:
SQUEAL!! This is going to be such a fun quilt!
I also got totally distracted this past week by this sweet project:I felt the need to do some hand embroidery and so drew up these sweet little “luv” bunnies to give me something to do at night. Then I decided that they needed to become the center of a little quilt…
Oh so sweet! I will be writing up the instructions for this one and sharing the pattern soon, so check back if you would like it! I have decided to hand quilt this one using a big stitch, but I might just be impatient enough to see this one finished that I end up machine quilting instead….
And finally, to combat my severe case of Quilt Pox, I HAD to treat myself to some new quilty books ( yeah, yeah, I know I said I wasn’t going to buy any new books this year, but I was wrong, okay?! 🙂 Besides, who could resist these beauties??)
ALL of these books have amazing patterns, or great ideas, or wonderful inspiration, and they NEEDED to be part of my very extensive collection. Besides, I’m sick, I am allowed some indulgences, right?!
Okay, I better go and recuperate now….my sewing machine is calling….
Until next time~ Happy creating!