It all started yesterday morning. Freda at Imprera Magna blog asked, "Want to help Santa out?" I mean really, who would say no? Besides she said it would only take 30 minutes...really Freda? Has any quilting project ever taken 30 minutes? That is right up there with "quilt in a day," and diets that let you "eat all you want and still lose weight..."
That aside, I put on some Christmas CD's (sorry Bonnie...but nothing like a Bing and Barbara belting out some holiday tunes to give me that elf in the workshop buzz....)
So an hour and a half later I crawl out of my sewing/fabric room with an armload of fabric bits which include a basket of 1930's repro four patches, a bowl (don't ask...) of 2 inch half square triangles, and a Moda jellyroll that was too pretty to cut into and had become a sewing room decoration.
12x18 one patch
I gave myself permission to play and just tried to think of what a little girl would like her doll quilt to look like. Which made me want to include lots of colors...
Now one day later...I have finished 5 little quilt tops! So it was a bit over 30 minutes...but I had fun and knowing they will go to children who need them this Christmas makes it even better. So much fun I may just make another of the green and yellow quilts for myself...got to do something to make a dent in that bowl of HST's!
12x18 Half square