I've been trying to resist, but it was ultimately futile. "It" is the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt that everyone and her sister seems to be doing. I'm a sucker for sampler quilts. You would think that after doing Nearly Insane, I would be cured of quilts with 111 6-inch blocks, but you'd obviously be mistaken.
So, I wandered into Joann's yesterday to replace my very old and pitted cutting mat, and look! They had the Farmer's Wife book front & center and 40% off.
I couldn't decide whether to do the blocks in numerical order (blah) or in the order they appear in the book (predictable!) so I got my geek on and made an excel spreadsheet with numbers 1-111 and cut them out and put them in this container that was sitting around empty -- so when I want to make a block I can just pick a number, and then mark it off in the computer when it's done.
I picked two to start -- #45 and #49. Of course the real question is fabric -- what am I going to make this out of? I had fun cleaning out a closet a couple of days ago and decided it was time to dig through the box of dressmaking fabrics * and found this beautiful paisley:
If anyone wants a copy of my spreadsheet to use for your own quilt, let me know.
* I opened up an Etsy shop and listed some fabrics for sale; most are rayon, and they'd be great for blouses, flowy dresses, harem pants... take a look if you're like to make clothing!