The thing about getting to the end of a project is that I start thinking about the next one. And often, because I am weak, I say to myself "I'll just audition these fabrics" or "Maybe I will just make one test block", and before you know it, a new project has been started, and the last one isn't quite done.
That is what happened yesterday. I was just browsing Pinterest, and found a photo on Cathy McCann's (Quilting on Main Street) Pinterest page, of a quilt called "Rhubarb Whirl". I loved this quilt, with all its little spinning pinwheels and the interesting pattern made by the juxtaposition of the lights and darks. I love Cathy's blog and have copied more than one of her patterns and uses of fabrics. I love her taste. She is super nice too. It was driving me nuts that I didn't know how to get my hands on the pattern.
Well, wonders of the Internet, I just Googled "Rhubarb Whirl" and what do you know, the source came right up. Even more unbelievable (or not, if you happen to know me and my love of books), I happened to have the exact book right on my shelf. I get very tickled when things start getting so serendipitous.
Renee Nanneman's Home To Roost, purchased on a great trip to Illinois a few years back. I bought the book to make a completely different pattern, and never got around to it. I am not sure how I missed this particular pattern, but it is never too late to rectify a mistake. Lucky me, I don't think this little pamphlet book is available much anywhere anymore. ***Added later: You can get it for $10 at Needl'love.
Since the stars seemed to be lining up so nicely, I pulled out some fabrics by Primitive Gatherings and some others from my stash and made a test block. You know how that goes. One thing led to another and I ended up with 10 blocks a few hours later. I know, the colors are similar to other quilts I have made, but those are the colors I like to decorate with, so it works for me. The addition of greens to the mix, along with some black makes this quilt have a vaguely Christmassy vibe.
Just so you know, I do have a conscience, and forced myself to sew three more long rows of Antique Stars together. Can you tell, it's growing? It is like pulling teeth to get me to concentrate on sewing the rows together. That lattice--ugh. It is taking F.O.R.E.V.E.R.
Have a great weekend everyone!