I stepped away from the computer, I sewed and it was great!
I finally got this quilt top sewn up, it's been in sections on the wall and off the wall. Thank goodness I'd taken a photo so I could put the jigsaw back together. I can tell you, this one is a load off my mind, It had been the cause of stalling on other projects I'd rather play with.
I've resisted starting any new projects all year but when the need strikes, I give in to temptation. I've been in the doldrums, nothing major but a new project cures that so I've found out.
I wanted something quick and fresh looking and I knew I wanted to use white. After a false start on something else, I started on nine patches and snowball blocks and then I just kept making them. I love the black and white prints scattered in these. You know I love red and white!
Here's the inspiration. The blocks in the book are only 9cm, about 3 1/2" but I made mine 6" finished. It'll end up as a small quilt, maybe lap size.
The book is one I've shown before by Suzuko Koseki
So now I have the two projects on my design wall that I really want to keep working on and it's a happy sight walking into the sewing room now.
I'm sorry to report that the klosje blocks took a back seat this week and the total number of blocks is... zero, that's right, nothing, none, nada, zip, zilch. I have some catching up to do.
P.S. I nearly forgot to tell you that Pam from Piecefully has set up a Flickr group for anyone who has made or is making a Kim McLean pattern as well as those who are just interested in them. It's called Kim McLean quilt love and you can go visit or join here where you can even see my
unfinished works in progress.