Thursday, January 12, 2012

Beginner's Delight

I'm going to give you a little background on my project before I show you my block tonight.  Ten years ago I bought a calendar that can be flipped everyday that has a different pattern each day on it.  As I flipped the calendar I would think about how I could use the block in a quilt and how much fun it would be to make them.  The problem being there are no completed quilt patterns for the blocks, and all the blocks are different sizes.  They range from 4 inches to 18 inches and some are really odd sizes like 14 by 17 and 12-3/4 making it really difficult (for me) to design quilts with the blocks on paper.

 I finally decided this is the year.  I am going to just start making a block everyday and then after I have some blocks finished I will make quilts.  I have no idea how I am going to sort the blocks yet, I'm just sewing them together.  And, truth be told, I'm really enjoying myself.  Some have been really difficult, but so far, so good.  I flip the calendar over in the morning and that is the block I will be making that day.  I had 8 yards of the white fabric and 55 fat quarters of the 30's fabrics in my stash.  I choose my fabric and start cutting each day.  Hopefully all will go well and on December 31, 2012 I will have 366 finished blocks AND some quilts to show for all my work.  

Today's block is Beginner's Delight.  It is a 10-inch block and all half-square triangles.  It is number 12 of 366.  I am still working on other projects, and I will share my fast way for putting hexies together soon (I have to get the pictures taken).  Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Happy Stitching!!  --Kristen 


Kaye R said...

I don't know how I missed your Wednesday block - sew and sew...... Fabulous. Again another goody for Thursday. I have joined a group sew it's finished 2012 to knock off some UFO's , you have made me look at my calendars very differently and am close to adding them to my to do list.........

Anonymous said...

Now I get it. I love the idea and wish I had more hours in the day to do something similar too. Maybe next year when there is not so much work to do on the house LOL. I am looking forward to watching your progress. I even managed to do a few hexies today while sitting in the sun with the doogie. Miss doing them too.