I have a tough boss. She is demanding, rarely lets me takes breaks and always assigns projects to me that I don't want to do! We argue quite a bit actually. As my boss is my sensible side that makes good decisions and runs a successful business, she usually gets her way!
But my carefree, creative side needs to have her way sometimes too!
You wouldn't think that longarm quilting is seasonal but there are annual events that affect the amount of work we quilters have. This time of year, we are loaded with graduation and wedding quilts. And these type of quilts are usually large bed size and custom quilted. So I have been really standing at my machine for many hours each and every day.
So I thought it was about time I got to start something new and not have to make something out of my older stash. Reward myself a bit. Last August I had won a gift certificate to the Knotted Thread from The Littlest Thistle. I used it to purchase these two half yard bundles.
A total of three yards of Simply Style by V & Co.
And a total of 4.5 yards of Alison Glass' Bike Path Sun Prints.
I decided to combine the two collections and add in some Kona Ash and make some Rolling Stone blocks. This block is my all-time favorite block!
My beautiful niece graduates from high school this June so I thought I would make her a quilt top she can take to college if she wants. She, of course, is probably not going to get it until next fall!
I am having so much fun sewing up these blocks! I have been thumbing my nose at my sensible self and staying up too late, ignoring my chores and eating poorly because I want to spend all my time in my sewing room. Even though I took this photo yesterday morning, my design wall is now covered completely with blocks. Soon I will have all of the blocks finished and will be sharing the next steps with all of you.
Recently, my sew group made a quilt using this same block for a charity quilt. We used a bike theme fabric in the center and swapped around the color placement.
Here it is on my longarm - I love the thin dark gray sashing that was used to sew the blocks together. I haven't decided yet how I will be setting my blocks.
That will be for another post!
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