Thursday, September 29, 2011

One Thing Leads to Another!

You know how that is....You start to clean the living room, pick up yesterday's paper to take it to the garage...while in the garage you notice the bird seed sitting out. Grabbing the birdseed container, you head to the back yard and fill the feeder. Looking over at the waning flowers, you realize that they haven't been watered for quite a few days now...and on and on it goes! Who knows if the living room will ever get cleaned!
Well, that's how it is with this block that Linda asked us to make in the One Block Over Bee...
I had fun choosing fabrics, cutting and creating three blocks for Linda. All lined up, they look like a crooked road to who knows where!
I had another block in mind to make for another Bee I belong to, the 3x6 Mini Sampler Bee. Each participant has three months to make six renditions of any block they choose, but using the various color schemes chosen by each quilter. guessed it...I suddenly changed my mind and decided to make Linda's Crooked Road blocks for everyone, with a little tweaking of the directions. Here they are. I love them so! Now, I'm even contemplating another project using this liberated design.....One thing, leads to another!
You may have noticed this little icon on the fringes of my blog, and thought, "That crazy girl is starting something else now!" You would be right. But, really, it's only one 8"block a month, so it will be nothing compared to the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt Along!
After changing my mind at least 5 times, I decided to use the four Sophie fabrics, on the left,  gifted to me by Mary when I met her this summer. It will be a happy memory to have them all hang out together in a quilt. I added the three fabrics on the right from my stash to round out the color scheme.
On the 25th of each month, a different quilter will reveal that month's design.  Sherri, from A Quilting Life was the designer for the first September block. It went together quickly. Yea!
And now for the Give Away winner! It was really fun to read all of the color combos that everyone came up with to use with the Zigzagged pattern. The winner (picked randomly by my daughter, Homemade Ginger, is #42......
Karen Williamson, who picked pink, brown and cream as the three colors she would use to make Zigzagged.  Congrats, Karen! Please email me your address so that I can get the pattern in the mail. And, thank you everyone, for your quilty love regarding my quilt!
Come back tomorrow for the Farmer's Wife Friday post.  I'm hard at work getting four blocks finished up. I bet Cindy is too!


  1. Oh, I like the blocks you made for me! And didn't you come up with a clever name?! I didn't even think of naming it, so I appreciate your ingenuity. I love what you did with the other blocks too. Now I'm excited about seeing my OBO blocks put all together. Your Blogger BOM block is adorable too.

  2. Ha! I get sidetracked ALL the time! Unfortunately half the time I forget what I was doing in the first place. Ooh, I'm so excited. One of those blocks is coming my way!! And I'm going to check out the BOM too. Because I NEED another thing to do besides Farmer's Wife. :)

  3. Hi Carla. Love the crooked road blocks. I have seen that somewhere before and plan on trying it.

  4. Yep, I understand that "one thing leads to another" syndrome! LOL