06 June 2011

I've lost my mind.

It's not like I don't have 10 more quilts to finish before the end of the year, one of which is for a baby that's due any day now.

It's not like I don't have 6 more hats to finish (start) knitting before we go to South Africa - five weeks from today.

It's not like I don't have these lofty goals of making a shirt and a skirt for this summer - my first garments.

I've now decided that I want to join two - TWO!?!?!? - quilt alongs that are starting up soon. What am I thinking? I'm not entirely sure. I can tell you that I have scrapped my block of the month quilt. My crushing failure on March's block took any joy out of that quilt. Or maybe ever using a pattern from that book again.

So here is what I'm signing up for -
1.  The kaleidoscope quilt along (nifty button thing above). This may be another baby quilt. Maybe not. Haven't decided yet but I'm really digging the other kaleidoscopes I've been seeing around other blogs. And I think I may feel like a real interwebs quilter if I start linking up to things like this.
2.  The other is the Farmer's Wife Sampler quilt along blogged here and here. This one has 111 blocks (I think 143 for a king size so you have to duplicate 32 blocks, which I think I may do) and the goal is to do two blocks a week. Totally - I think - doable. We'll see. I may need to do three a week to make up for South Africa and to get to my king size goal by the time everyone is getting to the smaller number.



  1. I know you mean one hundred and eleven blocks for that quilt along or was that wishful thinking already? It is hot in Santa Fe and really smokey tonight due to a big fire on the Arizona border. I'm anxious to see your progress when I get home.

  2. I'm with ya on the "I have so much going already, why don't I join a quilt-along?!" Sounds reasonable to me! :-)
    I actually am just joining Kaleidoscope, but still.
    Appreciated your stopping by my blog - thanks!

  3. That's sad. I actually read that post twice and didn't catch my error, which I've corrected. I think maybe it's because I realized what a daunting task this is with everything else and my mind wanted to think 11 blocks. . .