One day I was browsing on an internet quilt shop, one that carries "discounted" fabrics, and lo and behold, there was quite an assortment of the Aloha Quilts fabric. I ordered some that I didn't have and some more for backings. When it came I got everything out and started. When I got done I had these:
Fast forward to last week. I had finished various smaller projects and turned towards my list/pile of unstarted projects and yet nothing appealed to me. Do you ever have that problem? You have a pile of things to do that you have wanted to do for so long/have in fact bought necessary things for those projects, and then when it comes time, nothing screams "do me next?" So I tidied up a bit and looked around.
My eyes rested on the box of leftovers. I had shared some of the panel "blocks" with some friends, and even used some to cover journals for my Bee Christmas gifts. I had learned when I lived in Alaska, that after I moved away, I never made any more "Alaska" themed quilts, so I got the box out and went through it. Inside was this pattern which I had found in my searches for more fabric. I looked over my fabric and determined that I had enough to make it, although I made it one row shorter.
During consturction I got a chance to use the Fit To Be Geese ruler and the Square In A Square Ruler which I love but haven't been able to use much since I got them. I can emphatically recommend them!
I mostly did this on Saturday, International Quilting Day.
When I finished, I picked up all the leftovers and put them in the box.... Don't you wish that fabric "came out even" at the end of a project?