Sunday, January 8, 2012

Finally, A Design!

So, Sierra graduated from high school in May and has been in college since August. I had plans for her to take a quilt that I made, just for her, as a graduation present and whenever she felt homesick (college is 6 hours away :"'(  ..) she could instantly wrap herself in her mother's hug and make it through.  Well, you know how best-laid plans go and how I am so slow at quilting, c'mon, it's an "art" you can't rush an artist at work lol!  

So, I got fabrics that she loves, purple she says, not violet, not lavender (even though I got those as well to make something with, oh well, more for my "stash" lol!) but purple and  she loves pandas but I had no idea what I was going to make with them because she doesn't like "flowery" (unlike me :/) ... 

So, after 8 months I FINALLY came up with an idea!  10-Minute Blocks, DUH! LOL!  No fussing over tedious blocks, no flopping geese, just simple, large, fast and easy, lovely 10-Minute Blocks, YAY!  I am ecstatic! See?

Yes, this is me *mindlesslyhappydancing* LOL!

Anyways, back to the quilt ... so, here is one block ... 

I only got four completed when I had forgotten that I moved the ironing board and .... *BAM*!  I turned around, bumped the ironing board and off fell the iron, straight onto the tile ... Services will be held tomorrow around noon for those wishing to attend ... soon after a replacement will be brought home and I can finish her quilt!

Next, I'll need to decide on how to quilt it.  I know I'm going to use variegated thread and maybe even some purple sparkly something but can't decide if I want to feather circles it or stars ... still deciding ... either way, hope she loves it and feels every, single stitch, filled with love, just for her :)

p.s.  she's the dark-headed one in the pic upper right under "My Pride and Joy" ... the other is her younger sister, 'Lainey :)


  1. I love this block as well, I have made two quilts doing the dance!

  2. Oh good, I'll look for pics of yours on your blog and see how I did lol! Yah, me and my *mindlesslyhappydancing* lol! Thank you, Barb *HUGS* and Alohas!

  3. Silly girl I love your HAPPY dance. What a GREAT block you make. I think I would have trouble with all the curves. I am your newest follower. Love your blog. Hope you will stop by for a visit.

    1. Thank you so much Donna for becoming a new follower! I too love my happy dance and anything that makes me happy dance lol! You would be surprised, the curves are not what you think haha! Go to youtube and type in 10-Minute Blocks and see for yourself, you'll be making these quilts, too. I'm going for the strip one, next! *HUGS* and Alohas!