It's almost laughable when I sit down and write down my to do list everyday. The length and variety of my daily tasks is ridiculous. I have law school lists, homework lists, work lists, mom and wife lists. And at the end of the day, I rarely look down at my planner and see everything crossed off.
But I have a creative outlet, my quilting. When I feel overwhelmed, or need to procrastinate, I'll sit down at my sewing machine and do a little quilting.
My creative outlet recently has been this One-Block Wonder quilt.
When I found this fabric, from the Tranquility Collection by Kona Bay Fabrics, Cream and Rust Mums on Taupe, I decided it was the perfect large print that I needed for this pattern. But the fact that I was fabric shopping on Chinese New Year weekend, and found this gorgeous Asian print, it seemed almost preordained.
I won't get into the pattern specifics here, but basically, you fold and cut the fabric so that you can cut triangles with the exact same print on six different triangles.
With the six identical blocks, you then sew them into hexagons, and then from there into the quilt. My first hexagons thrilled me. They were gorgeous, and were completely different than what I expected from the original fabric.
A one-block wonder indeed.