While the boys were busy with fireworks last week, I was busy sewing up a storm of blankets for a friend. The plan was to make an assortment of 9-square blankets and maybe a few smaller/different ones on the side. Here are blankets #1,#2 and #3.
The mushrooms and anchor were my first drawing attempts, to embroider. Simple, but that's ok by me.
By blanket #3, I was feeling a little *yawn* toward 9-square quilts. For blanket #4, I originally thought I'd make a 9-square electric guitar/rock blanket. It was gonna be fun and I really did want to make it. But, I would have to draw an electric guitar from scratch and sort through my 7000 commercial fonts for the appropriate old english tattoo font for the "Rock" part. And I just had a day or 2 left to finish. Not to mention, I still wanted to squeak out of few smaller blankets, for fun.
And the more I thought about the smaller blankets, the more excited I became. Driving home from Lorie's house, I was inspired by her 4-square quilts. And then I had a little debate with myself, which is always fun.
"Stick with your original plan and force yourself to do your bigger "Rock" blanket first".
"Um, no, I don't want to. I 'd rather make smaller 4-square quilts".
"But you always stick to your guns".
In the end, I realized that sewing was supposed to be fun, and if I felt excited about something, I should take advantage and just run with it. And it really did not matter what I made, since nothing was ever set in stone. So, I went with my gut and made some simpler 4-square blankets. It was so much fun and I think....I actually like them even better than 9-square quilts! Especially as gifts--they would be great accessories to some fun shirts.
Normally by the end of a big project, I'm feeling a tad burnt out and the sight of my sewing corner makes me want to run for the hills.
Not this time! I can't wait to jump back in for more 4-square(or rectangle) fun!
****sorry for the overload of blankets. I need to make a different site for these eventually.