I am pretty sure I have a disease! Unfortunately, modern medicine will not be able to cure me. I have "new projectitis." This is a condition where no matter how many UFO's I have I will always start another quilt before one is finished. This disease has affected my life in the following ways.
* large fabric stash
* multiple projects going at once
* guilt at have non-finished projects
* lost pieces (you know, the ones that didn't get put in the right place,
and are lost until you have already made new ones)
* projects taking too long (I have some in the "years" category)
This week I have given in, once again, to this disease and started another new project. My triangle quilt is still hanging on the banister, hopefully I will finish the top before school starts. Anyway, back to my new project - recently my mom and I went shop hopping in the Provo area. We saw so many beautiful quilts and great ideas but a pattern from Cornwagon in Springville just called out "buy me! buy me!" It was loud enough I had to answer.
This pattern has 15 pieced blocks, and alternating nine patch block things (I say things because they are nine patches, in a larger nine patch block). These blocks are 4 3/4 inches right now, which as quilters already know will make them 4 1/4 when they are in the quilt.
Here are the 4 I have finished so far.
Aren't they cute? I have a dream of make a Dear Jane quilt someday (after most of my UFO's are finished). I thought this would be a good way to test the waters and see if I have enough patience to tackle a quilt as intense as Jane. If you don't know what I'm talking about just google "Dear Jane quilt" you will find tons about it.
As far as testing the blocks I am loving it! These are all paper pieced and I love how precise I can get, but these are the easy blocks. I picked 4 of the blocks with the biggest pieces and they only get smaller from here. Actually there are some that have squares that are about 1/4 inch! Yikes! I'm planning on doing one of those blocks today. Wish me luck!
Head over to Freshly Pieced to see what else is going on.