Hi everyone! How was your week? Has anyone started baking Christmas cookies? I'm looking for a *good* gluten free sugar cookie recipe, if anyone knows one. These are my first GF holidays and I'm finding it difficult to find good replacements for old favorites.
It's the time of the year when it's very stressful here at the AQ house. Lots of things going on and lots and lots of deadlines. In the sewing room, I've been quilting up a bunch of things and it's felt like all I've done for the last couple of weeks is stitch straight lines. These quilts will be awesome, but they can get really dull to work on towards the end. So, what to do to stay creative and sane? Work on a new-ish project, of course! Here's what I came up with:
Tulip fields blocks, from Bonnie Hunter's book String Fling! I'm making my blocks bigger than hers, so I had to adjust the cutting and whatnot, but it's the same idea. I also decided to use scrappy pieces for the tulip petals, too, where Bonnie uses a constant color.
Never fear, I am not making all of these string blocks now! That would add more stress. I started with this pile:
I made these blocks as an RSC project in (gulp!) 2015. I tried them out with some gray triangles earlier this year, but that never went anywhere. Just couldn't find a pattern I liked for them. I'll take those apart and make them into tulips, too. I think these tulip blocks are much more my style and will make a prettier quilt.
That's the update from here! Looking ahead realistically, this project and the black blocks project will probably be all I'll have time to finish off this year. I'll have some fun quilted finishes, but this will likely be the last start of a project. Okay, I did pull one more out of the closet and I might work on it some, but only if it's fun.
Hope you all have a good weekend! Tomorrow it will be December, if you can believe it. Time to trim the tree, add some presents, and submit some final grades. Fun!
Sharing at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Finished or Not Friday, and soscrappy for RSC18.