18 August, 2013

Saturday Detour...

Good Morning Starshine  ~ 51" X 39"
It all began innocently enough... I was cleaning up the studio and grabbed my project envelope containing the current BOMs from my LQS to put them away. I placed them in the bin on top of those blocks from the previous year and stopped short. "No" I decided, "I'm NOT going to keep piling UFOs one on top of another"! I took the completed blocks out of the bin and laid them out on the cutting table; I moved them around until I was pleased with the arrangement. Then I went searching for the Setting Triangle ruler that I knew I had...somewhere. Eureka! I quickly located it on the bottom of the ruler drawer, it was brand new; I had to peel the paper backing off and am guessing that I bought that ruler six to eight years ago. I knew I'd need it one day... and, yesterday just happened to be that day! I found the black and white speckled setting fabric in the stash closet and had this together by the end of the day. Is this the path I was heading down when I entered the studio yesterday morning? Heavens, NO! I took a detour... and am happy to report that somedays an unexpected direction can make all the difference!
Life is Good!

15 comments:

KaHolly said...

Oh, it's going to be beautiful!! I often end up doing something entirely different than my 'list'!! Good for you!

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

A very cheerful top!

julieQ said...

Don't you love that kind of focus? Love your quilt!

Janet O. said...

And a very happy detour, at that!

Janet O. said...

p.s. Now that song will be playing in my head ALL day! "Good morning Starshine, the earth says hello. You twinkle above us, we twinkle below...etc." Thanks!?! : )

Paula, the quilter said...

Gliddy gloop gloopy. The chorus of that song just makes me smile as does your quilt top.

Teresa said...

It's a cute quilt, love the setting you chose. Sometimes it's the detours in life that lead us to most pleasant journey

Nane said...

I just got the last two stitched during Wades nap on Saturday! And gave the block for Sep already done. I may actually stay more caught up now if I utilize weekend nap here and there. It took me a minute to realize these were my blocks but with a white background. I plan on using the tree pattern and making Wade a twin quilt to use in December.

jude's page said...

I love your background fabric, and look forward to seeing what you quilt in all that empty space! Great detour.

cityquilter grace said...

oooohh very nice,i see a black binding maybe?

Kelly said...

love the black & white! It makes your blocks sparkle!

Quiltdivajulie said...

GOOD for you!!!

Carrie P. said...

I love that black and white fabric with your blocks.

Gari in AL said...

Good for you. I try to get those BOM quilts made sometime during the following year because they seem to just languish if I don't. However, last year I made 2 Christmas gift quilts from BOM blocks I had sitting around and they turned out really nice. I love how bright your quilt is looking.

LizA. said...

Ah, I'm so glad to see I'm not the only one that is so easily distracted...detours seem to be the story of my life....I do love the speckled fabric with these blocks. But then, I love anything that even remotely looks like dots or spots.....