Back to Square One…
I don't know about you, but sometimes my life gets so fast and crazy, I just want to stop and make the world go away. Now being a quilter, I can do that. Just send me to my sewing room aka the C.A.T. House - stands for Creative Arts & Textiles now, but it was where the cats lived until they got their own place!
Once inside, I enter a new world which brings me a great deal of comfort. Looking at all my fabric stash is like spending time in a library looking at all my favorite books.It is like spending time with good friends. Quilters will definitely know what I am talking about.
But I need to take it a step further. I just want to sit and stitch and get lost in the pattern. However I don't want a complicated pattern. I want something simple and basic. Therefore I go back to Square One. Yes, a simple square can bring such delight. Whether it is one inch, 1 1/2 inches, two, five or ten inches, it is just "purrfect" to use to regroup.
I love working with the small squares of 1 and 1/2 inches. Just there in a little pile, it is so much fun to see them go together. When I see squares like this, they scream at me to pick them up and start stitching. There is something so comforting about feeling the fabric between your fingers and watching the needle slip in and out of the seam. I love to hand piece, but machine piecing is just as good. Sitting there with your sewing machine is like renewing a wonderful old friendship.
I have showed you some of my small squares. I am going to sew some together now and then, showing you my progress every month. I am not going to follow a pattern, I am just going to start stitching and let the fabric take over. It may be a Kennel Quilt or a King Size Quilt - depends on my schedule, my time and all the craziness that goes with it. It will be interesting to see the progress.
I hope you will do the same. Keep it simple - back to Square One. Go through your scraps and start sewing some squares together and show me your progress. I will post them on my blog. It will be interesting to see all the combinations and what we end up with next December. So join me in the Square One Share!
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Until next time...