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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Bucket list quilt

OK, I'm going to do it, start a new project that is. I figure I'm not hurting anybody and that the only one with remorse is me. The rules are only in my head. If I can only get over my guilt of not finishing my UFOs. I know that I won't entirely forget about them, they will just have to wait for the right day and that is today!

So on to my new project.
Last year, when we had that crazy canned pumpkin shortage. My good blogging buddy Ranette, sent me several cans of pumpkin and this beautiful red schoolhouse card. I don't think she was aware of my love and obsession with that block. In this pic you also see a book devoted to schoolhouses. If you look closely, you can see a bunch of papers sticking out of the book. Those are all photocopies of schoolhouse blocks I've been collecting.
So I did it. I gathered up all the reds that I have been saving and collecting just for these blocks. As time has gone by, I've learned to appreciate scrappy quilts and actually long to make them. So some of these reds will work and some may not... but time will tell.
Inside the book there are a number of blocks I wouldn't use, but I love that someone did.
Anyone out there want to make a modern "ranch adobe" house?
Of course there are the old styles done together.
Don't you just love the log cabin surrounded by log cabins?
I love this too, but I'm going to stick with a basic block. After that... I'll figure that out as I go.
I'm not going to beat myself up about the UFOs, I'm just going to try to relax and have some fun on my own time. So please don't be upset if I only get 1 block done a day. My ho-hum-ness needs to warm up. I'm hoping those reds warm it right up!

Take care, Brandie


ranette said...

Oh boy, I want to make a "red & white" house quilt too! That block is one of my very favorites as well. I'm so proud of you gathering up all of the reds, I just love them!
You should make it a quilt-long Brandie. I will join in if the time limits aren't too strict because I've got sooo much going right now.

Linda said...

Omg, heaps I DO love the lc surrounded by lc blocks! Gorgeous! I can't wait for you to start your little red houses!! :-)

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Oh how fun! I love starting a new project! And the UFO's were learning experiences, maybe you will finish them, maybe you will pass them on, but try not to focus on them~ have fun with your houses!