Friday, February 24, 2017

BOM, QAL--Squirrel Addition


Oh my goodness!  I'm beginning to think that I'm Annie Carnes from the musical Oklahoma...I'm just a girl who can't say no!


That is if boys equals fabric and kissing equals quilt alongs...but really, what's a girl to do??

So, I've been pretty proud of myself this month for staying on top of the projects at hand.  I've tried really hard to not look for distractions.  I haven't purchased any quilting magazines this year and have made no huge fabric purchases.  I have committed to participating in a few QAL's but decided that I have met my limit for now.

But there is one QAL I have been happily ignoring, Pat Sloan's 182 Solstice Challenge.  Okay, maybe that came out wrong.  I'm loving watching everyone who is making blocks, but I'm doing her Aurifil Designer BOM and her The Children's Library BOM, and decided I'm satisfied and probably shouldn't play along.  With four other non-Pat QAL projects going on, I'm good.

WRONG!!  This week, I caught a Facebook Live stream of Pat Sloan showing us her new line of fabric that just came to stores in the past few days.  In the background looking all sexy on her design wall was her Solstice blocks, all nine of them.  But I noticed something for the first time.  They are not all neat little 12" blocks.  This will be a quilt with an asymmetrical setting.  I LOVE asymmetrical settings.


You know what this is a picture of?  A squirrel.  It's bouncing around the room so quickly you can't even see it.  Instead of working on Stitchin At Home's QAL like a good girl, I started pulling from my stash to make the first Solstice Block, Churn Dash.


Followed soon by Day Into Night Block.


And I left off with Tide Pool.


So after an evening of staying over at work and coming home exhausted, three out of nine blocks isn't bad.  


Oh, look, the squirrel finally slowed down enough you can see it!  Sorry, my bad.  That's just Caroline Kitty Cat peaking at me from behind my design wall.  I'm pretty sure that's a look of disgust she's giving me for being a sad weak human.  We shall see who's laughing when she's peacefully sleeping on this finished quilt in June.

Did you have a squirrel that distracted you from everything you should be doing this month?  If so join me over at mmm!quilts for Sandra's DrEAMi linking party tomorrow.  It's a place to let those critters run free.



Today I'm linking up with Finished or not Friday and Can I Get A Whoop! Whoop!

15 comments:

Sandra Walker said...

OMG you write the BEST posts!!! And Princess Caroline photo-bombing?! Outshone Miss Bella she did. BAHAHA! "OHHHHH-OAK-lahoma where the wind comes racing down the plain..." (I think I remembered that right). This is a movie that I, and my entire family from my mum on down to my girls, who she raised, like her kids, on musicals, ADORE. But to make the connection from Annie to DrEAMi! is well ingenious. And, well, that's yet another thing you and I have in common, that inability to say no to squirrels and shiny objects. Of the quilty kind of course. ;-)

Stephanie @Quilt'n Party said...

I admire your willpower. But good for you for giving in. Your blocks turned out lovely.

Nancy J said...

Your fabrics for each block suit the name perfectly, Tide Pools, just the colour we would find there, this will be a fun quilt with the larger centre square.

Jen said...

Haha! You are so funny. That is a lot of QALs. It'll keep you busy, that's for sure,but you will have some fabulous finished quilts in the end. I have only done one full size QAL and it went together so fast and I actually finished it, which is always a big plus. :)

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

you will have me singin all night now - I may be put out in the cold! That's a great equation too, boys equal fabric and kissing equals . eh I have forgotten what but I will remind myself of this, I will write it out.
I love that musical, it was one my mother and father loved, they went to see it in London when 'courting", they took me locally as a child and my dad and I went to see it many years later in the same London theatre.

Stitchin At Home said...

Caroline is getting good at photo bombing. When a squirrel grabs you it's a no holds barred event. Love the three blocks you have done so far.

JanineMarie said...

Oh, wow! Squirrelly indeed, and you are great entertainment for squirrels of the blog-reading variety. Love that Day into Night block.

Vicki in MN said...

You sure have a lot of QAL on your plate. I would never keep them all straight, LOL

KaHolly said...

Such a delightful post to read, Tish, as I try to catch up with my favorite bloggers this morning. Love your blocks! Keep that focus! XO

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Those blocks look like fun, especially the Day Into Night Block. I just bought some of Pat's new fabric line. I always love her designs!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

LOL That's the problem with the internet -- too many things to see. Your blocks look great.

Sue said...

Great post Tish! Love the look on the cat's face! Good luck keeping up with all those projects!

Miaismine said...

Your blocks are so pretty, but your Day Into Night really caught my eye! It's so eyecatching....I couldn't stop staring at it! Great job! Glad I found you on Busy Hands Quilts! Thank you for sharing!

Preeti Harris said...

You are suffering from a QAL overdose. On the upside, your blocks do not show any sign of affliction. They are perfect. Squirrels and me. Nah!!!
Ok yes, may be one or two. And one QAL - Honey Pot Bee.

Anonymous said...

I've come to the conclusion that I might have to stop following Pat Sloan. It's not that I don't love her fabrics and her quilts, but I'm too easily tempted by all her different QAL's. I just can't keep up with her even doing the Splendid Sampler alone. I'm too new to sewing anything other than squares and HSTs, so all this other stuff is just too much for me. I'm not that ambitious or dedicated to quilting and when it gets too hard, I just want to walk away from it and not come back. I think I'm going to look for some easier things to do for awhile until I get some experience at this. So, of course, I found your post terribly amusing. Yes, good luck keeping up with all those QALs!

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