I accidentally started a new quilt! Hey, at least I'm not as bad as Julie, who has already cut out 20 (probably more!) quilts that are just waiting for her to sew together! LOL!
I first got the idea of making an "H" quilt while visiting The Golden Thimble website. I thought it would be a great quilt idea to make for my sister-in-law and her husband because their first and last names all start with the letter H. For some unexplainable reason, I couldn't resist making up a few test blocks and found it was a fun and easy block to sew.
But would I want to make a whole quilt of them? And how would I set them together?
This is the layout on the website pattern, with every other block set sideways. This layout did not appeal to me at all.
So I went back to the first idea I had when putting the blocks on the design wall and much preferred the look of all the blocks standing upright, and I alternated the light and dark blocks.
It was so quick that I got the crazy idea that I could make this for a Christmas gift (right on schedule, as predicted, I get a big idea to push my stress to the next level just before Christmas...I must like it since I do it every year!! LOL If you want to read about last year's "add some stress" project - click here).
So/sew... Santa has gone into full block production! I will dig around in the stash for more fabrics as I have determined that I will only buy fabric for the 3 B's (borders, backing, binding) if I can't find anything suitable in my stash.