On one of my design walls is a new (yet again) baby quilt top. Recently I sold some books at my Guild during their annual Yard Sale. The only one that didn't sell was Nearly Insane by Liz Lois. I brought it home and thought what can I do with it. When I first saw it, I loved it, but then thought, "do I really want to make those finished 5 1/2" squares with all those teeny, tiny pieces?" No. However, I'd bought it and even tried to send it to another home with no luck. Then the light bulb turned on. Why not make some of the blocks into exploded block baby quilt tops? Yes! I like doing the math and the challenge of seeing if I can make them into 30" squares.
The size of the pieces rules out scraps - a winning situation for a stash buster. So I pulled some fabric, from one of my many bags in those closet drawers. Here's Nearly Insane block #1 exploded to 30" square:
It's ready to sandwich and quilt. This will be a neonatal quilt so I will do that myself. It will come off the wall today and the previous top will go back onto it. I added the last two sides and am now making four patches for the next round.
This one is for St. Anne's and will finish 36" square.
I'm suppose to be concentrating on two ---- (which I call WIPs) right now, however life does get in the way. I was searching through my stash for fabric to give away yesterday and found:
That spontaneous construction still has me in its grip. I wonder where it will lead me next.
Linking up to Judy at Patchwork Times and others under my linky parties tab. Beware of 'SC'.