This week has been playtime for me. In other words, neglecting the finishing quilting and binding on three quilts while getting into some new projects and having fun with them instead. Does that sound familiar to anyone?
I don’t have any set deadlines right now, no promises made that I can’t keep. But last week I awoke one morning and a Project Linus quilt idea popped into my head full blown. I had a layer cake stack of animal prints which I had bought for fussy cutting. They are not in my usual bright colors. However, a roll of Grunge strips inspired me to do a quilt with those and the animals. Turqouise and warm orange are included in the prints.
To make it as quick and easy as possible, I decided on a row quilt, where ther is no seam matching and anything goes. Here is my first idea laid out on my design floor.
In this case the white pieces act like another bright, versus beige. So it will be quite lively for a child. Finding backing fabrics won’t be a problem. My bulging stash will breathe a sigh of relief to lose some weight.
I’m calling this one Waterfront Property.
The other project is my RSC17 or RSC16 neglected blocks, houses and little boats. As I mentioned before, I’ve been making some trees for my neighborhood. Finally I decided to use these three blocks in a row quilt rather than just the house blocks alone. I even found some cute ocean fabric which I had bought to use with the boats.
The layout here comes right off of my graph paper mockup. I haven’t named this one yet.
The end result has been playing with my blocks and having a good time. Even if I work on the WIPs I will still be cheered by thinking and planning for these fun row quilts.
I’m not doing any Christmas Quilting projects this year. I don’t need the pressure.