Every so often my mad have-a-go attitude causes me to question my sanity. This weekend has been a perfect example. Last night, after a productive day of bee block making, I was perusing some patchwork books. I have an unhealthy obsession with Lone Star style quilts and although I appreciate there must be a mammoth amount of work involved in them I always think “I could do that, how hard can it be?”. I have always talked myself out of it quite easily – too much work involved, too much fabric, you’ll get bored etc. However, last night I had a lapse in sanity and launched myself into cutting out diamonds!!!
Typically for me I chopped away until closer scrutiny of the pattern led me to realise that I don’t have anywhere near enough fabric to make this monster Not-So Lonestar quilt by Kaffe Fassett. Much hasty online fabric buying ensued late last night and thankfully I was able to order all the extras that I need. I’m using Innocent Crush by Anna Maria Horner and Soul Blossoms by Amy Butler so they are quite readily available over here now, phew!
I cut up as much fabric as my impatience will allow so that I could start putting a block together. The scale of this project has now struck me and frankly I’m terrified! This first diamond shape is around 30″, I haven’t measured it but it’s way bigger than my 24″ ruler. There will be 8 of these! It’s going to be a mammoth task and I’m already thinking this will be one for the long-arm quilters, no way am I tackling this one!
So friends, I’ll bid you farewell before the men in white coats batter the door down 😉