Never did I realize I have so sophisticated company (apart from you of course!) until I received some enlightment while surfing in the bountiful quilting seas.
This is my first PhD (project half done). I've called it a lot of names, hidden passion, obsession...PhD Spooky is what I call this project for now.
I've made 36 of these blocks and still love the colours and the pattern. I really didn't even mind Jakie the Ripper getting so busy because of the bulky seams in the middle.
Well, frankly a few of the blocks are perhaps somewhat bold and make me want to run for the hills, but I hope they will blend in with the background.
This one has got some heavy competition as the ugliest block in the quilt. You may judge later. This one is a PhD because I'm waiting for an Oreo jelly roll. Sometimes it takes 4 weeks for the order to come from overseas, so I just have to be patient. Whatever shall I do with my time?
The next PhD is McGuffey. I haven't found a suitable name yet, so I name it like the pattern. If you have any suggestion please, please leave a comment.
Its made from the leftovers from a bigger project. I made 9 blocks like this one:
For the quilt I used the Neptune line. I spent some considerable time on my knees in front of the small blocks (36) adjusting everything to my taste. Still, no matter how carefully I piece together the blocks I always seem to get some blocks mixed up in the procedure. This time it was a minor mistake; I just places the same fabric twice next to each other. I can live with it!
This quilt is now waiting for the bigger project (Scrappy stars UFO) to get finished, because I don't know what fabrics are left for the inner border. I only need half a yard, but the Neptune line isn't available anymore.
So what should I do now?
Perhaps start on this kit.
It's supposed be an elephant sometime in the near future.
Or perhaps I should put in some UFO time...Sigh!