Saturday, January 18, 2014

My Shoulder Angel

There I am, browsing around on the quilting message boards, generally minding my own business and not bothering anyone, when I came across this little gem.

"Amish Cropcircles" by Martina, as posted on 

Oh. Me likey. Shiny!

I can't really say why I like it because its not my typical color scheme or anything like that but I do really like it.

Then I said to myself, "Self, you should make one!"

It went something like this - remember Kronk from Emperor's New Groove?

Shoulder Demon: You should make that quilt.

Shoulder Angel: Be strong of will. You have enough projects.

Shoulder Demon: Will-schmill.  It'll be fun.

Shoulder Angel: You don't have time for the projects you already have.

Shoulder Demon: You already have the squares cut. It will use up some leftovers - that barely counts as a new project!

Shoulder Angel: No! No! Don't!

Shoulder Demon: In fact, anything started from stash or leftovers doesn't count!

Shoulder Angel: Stop squashing me, mmmph!

And that is how I ended up using the leftover squares from my DP9 train quilt. They are 5.5" squares which I chopped in half and paired randomlyish to make HST units, trimmed to 5" square.

 Here is the first row. These are 9" finished blocks. I counted enough triangles to make 20 blocks total, which I think will make a very lovely 4 x 5 block layout.


  1. Thanks for your visit to my blog. Here I am in the middle of the vintage quilt block quilt, the 100 modern quilt blocks quilt, and you pop up with this quilt on my computer screen. I LOVE IT, and I wanna make one. NO, cannot do it!!!! Love you choice of fabrics, and yes...just are using up your stash. That is a good thing. Keep us posted on your progress. It’s gonna be soossoo pretty. genie

  2. So pretty! I wish I knew how to quilt! Thanks for visiting Night Owl Corner....just stopping by to check out your blog too!