OK, as if Pinterest hasn't been enough of a distraction , NOW look what the delusional MBIAJ Sewing and Quilting Dept has scouted out whilst blog serfing instead of sewing and quilting (among other things)....
...the New York Beauty Quilt Along !! (GASP !!!!) The Sewing and Quilting Dept has long admired New York Beauty blocks and would LOVE to do this quilt along ..... or at least one block ! It's paper piecing and that sounds like loads of fun (have only done a teensy bit of paper piecing when it first was the "in thing" and thought it was just the cat's pajamas the way you can do some pretty intricate looking stuff.)
AND the New York Beauty isn't the only thing the very distracted Sewing and Quilting Dept came upon in Blogland ..... there's also a Granny Square Quilt Along !!!! This is being hosted by Dana of Old Red Barn Co. and they are using a block tutorial by Jolene of Blue Elephant Stitches. (That's Jolene's beautiful quilt in the picture)
Isn't it just GREAT the way it reminds you of crocheted granny squares ?!?!? (hmmmm, crocheted granny squares .... that sounds familiar ..... I think the MBIAJ Crocheting Dept had started making a few of those ..... think they are on square #4 and got distracted ... or bored ... or the yarn disintigrated ..... will have to look into that ....)
OK , so here's the plan .....I'll have the MBIAJ Sewing and Quilting Dept make ONE New York Beauty block and ONE Granny Square block ..... just to have the experience of making the blocks and learning the technique ..... and that way, they aren't commited to yet another great big overwhelming project AND we'll have two new pot holders .... or mug rugs ..... or whatever .....(OK deep cleansing breath ......). That sounds managable doesn't it?
Be back soon!
Mary Anne (aka Mare)