I am a card-carrying member of the Material Obsession dolly quilt program. I will admit that I hoarded last year’s kits. I don’t know what I was waiting for, of course. They were all lovely and I am excited about each and every one. Sometimes I have to have “the perfect time” to do something.
Trying to live more in the present, I cracked open the first kit of this year and got started. Of course, they had me at Kaffe when I saw the pretty Kirman print and delicate yellow and cream stripe. I cut, cut, cut, sewed, cut, sewed, pressed. Decided to put a few blocks together and found out: Fractured quilt ur doin’ it wrong! Blast it! Here is an example of what I got down to:
The tiny block on the right is the incorrect one. It measures in at 1 1/2″ square. Cuz I kinda ended up with skinny rectangles the first time around and then cut them down trying to see if I could salvage the situation.
The block on the left is correct and we are moving forward with another colorway of Kirman.
Here is some progress:
Oh, I get it. And this is a very fun technique. The mind is racing thinking of other possibilities. Fractured pinwheels, for instance! Thank you for another lovely kit!
I’m crediting a lovely Australian movie with getting my fractured mojo back. It’s called The Dish and is about the Parkes satellite dish (in Australia) which transmitted the video feed from the moon landing in 1969 so that we could watch in on TV–I am included in the “we” in this instance. It was a great movie, filled with quirky characters.
I will leave you with today’s weather in Michigan (having to add frenetic and perhaps overcaffeinated somewhere in there):
Yeah, I’d say that about sums it up.