Monday, 3 February 2014

Life can be hard!

I have been accused of producing lots of quilts quickly however my guilty secret is that I'm a serial starter - heavens I think I started about ten new quilts last year while professing to being committed to finish my UFOs from years past.  

I am still itching to start new things but this year I am trying to keep myself under control - it is tough though.  But I do have help and here too!

Well with no good reason to start something new I have to be a bit crafty, a bit sneaky and am learning to be a maths genius too!  You see I have learnt that two sometimes will go into one (talking whole numbers here) !

I have these propeller blocks on my UFO list 




and my original intention was for a quilt full I think, but I got a bit creative, picked some blocks from some treasured out of print patchwork books and started producing something to go in between those propeller blocks - see sneaky huh?!   

Just couldn't face the idea of making lots of the same block over and over - the result of finishing off that schoolhouse quilttop!

I started making square blocks - love them - Turkey Tracks, Follow the Leader and Nosegay.   You can find instructions for Follow the Leader in Lynne and Kerry's book 500 quilt blocks (a 10" block)  or at 12" like mine in Charise's Vintage block quilt along though it is called Crazy Anne in her instructions.






Then was sorely tempted by a round block - Cottage Tulips





Then another - Cogwheel




Then another  - Cassiopia




And so on!   Unknown!??



Strawberry


Rising Sun



And most recently Rebecca's Rose




All the circles...




Now I have this many and I wonder if I have not been so sneaky after all? 




Not sure now if this is one quilt still....or two!  Ah well perhaps I'm not the maths genius I thought I was.....still I'm having fun with my new UFO quilt(s)!

25 comments:

  1. I think it is perfectly fine to have lots of starts...that is how we know we really love something and are on the way to some finishes!! I love each and every one of your blocks...those propeller blocks just call to me!!

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  2. Ha, I couldn't work out if those circles were breeding on IG yesterday, or if I was just seeing things ;o) Not so cunning plan though, now you have bigger bits to try and put together lol

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  3. Blimey woman!! You are an out of control machine!

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  4. wow 10? Live in total awe, I have finished my first quilt this year and that was started quiet a while before Christmas!

    poppyinstitches@yahoo.co.uk

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  5. What Hadley said. HaHaHaHaHaHaHa! It's two quilts. That's my vote.

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  6. These blocks are so lovely Nicky - though I'm glad I'm not the one who has to work out the maths of how to fit those circles into squares! It will be stunning when it is all done as your quilts always are. Missed you at LMQG yesterday - hope all is well x

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  7. Can't wait to see how it turns out. It is bound to be delightful.

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  8. I like your warped sense of justification! Lovely blocks! Best of luck with the maths on this one! jxo

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  9. If it works for you- it works for me!

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  10. I love that term serial starter......It fits me like a glove as well!!!!

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  11. Nicky these look absolutely incredible together! Very Jen Kingwell.

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  12. Love all the blocks, the circles are great. I'm a serial starter too!

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  13. my head hurts just thinking about how you are going to piece together squares and circles!

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  14. when you produce such gorgeousness I can forgive you for being a serial starter any day of the week!
    love those round blocks, amazing.

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  15. I'm absolutely loving all the circle blocks. Are they from a particular book, or are you making them up as you go along?

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  16. Love the circular blocks would love to know the source too!

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  17. I am still trying to follow whether you have fudged us by making all new blocks for a UFO with different blocks on the pretext of alternating them, or if you "accidentally on purpose" made too many blocks so that now you revert to two different quilts having thus snuck in a NEW project right under our noses. Crafty in many, many ways! The new blocks are very pretty though.

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  18. Those circles are amazing. Good ploy with the other blocks.

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  19. It looks amazing Nicky. Especially love those circles

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  20. Gathering quite a collection, looking fab together, but joining them could be challenging!

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  21. Looks great on the wall! Beautiful circles. Wonder how you are going to make them into quilts!

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  22. Wowsers! I think it's two quilts, but that's primarily because the idea of joining circles and squares together gives me the heebie-jeebies!!!!

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  23. I think they're utterly marvellous but still can't decide if you're making one quilt or two!! (I think Sarah may have you sussed though!!!)

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  24. S much gorgeousness! I'll look forward to seeing what you end up doing with all these :)

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  25. Indeed what Hadley said! I am hiding my orphan block quilt, yours is far more tasteful, you mad fool :O)

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