You know what I said yesterday about loving Carrie Nelson's patterns because they look intricate without being killer to make? I just read through the instructions for my next project. I need to make 522 three inch four-patch blocks. I have no idea how long it will take to make that many, but it's not gonna be quick. Sorta sounds like a Bonnie Hunter pattern. . .But the colors I picked from the stash are fab. Purples and rusts, browns and greens and golds. Very autumnal, and I figure we will be well into fall before I see the end of those four-patches.
You know one of the things I like the best about this design? It doesn't have a border. I get kind of tired of adding borders, and thinking up ways for them to be different. Mom has a bunch of quilts my grandmother pieced and they don't have borders. The design just continues to the edge and ends. And they look good. Kind of more casual. So, this time I picked something that is similar. This is why I like the piano key borders I have been doing on some of the gift quilts recently. It's a border but it's sort of not - just more design. And why my blue and yellow basket quilt (if I ever get back to it) will have a scalloped border - not more same-old, same-old. Just have to keep the corners in the scallops shallow enough to bind easily.
Speaking of those, am I finishing the star quilt that needs only a few blocks or putting borders on the basket quilt or, oh, I don't know, quilting the Project Linus stuff in my drawer? NOOOOOOO. I'm contemplating starting a new quilt. And enjoying it! I love bouncing around between projects nowadays. It's kind of liberating.