So there's this huge quilt along on flickr right now called the Farmer's Wife quilt along. You make 80 billion traditional squares and at the end you have a big quilt with lots of patterns. I am probably the only person not in this quilt along because it hurts my head just thinking about it. But still...I felt left out.
Until I discovered something right up my alley--the Summer Sampler Series quilt along. It's just like Farmer's Wife, only for people with a.d.d. It's only 12 squares! Me likey.
Today I made block number one, a "Star of Virginia" block. I used Kona solids and Farmdale for the center.
This thing is flippin' huge! A three by four quilt seemed too tiny to have a point (I'm practical after all) so I enlarged the pattern by multiplying all measurements by 0.75. So this block is 22.5" square. I figure at least I'll have a quilt big enough to use now. Plus I kind of like making mondo blocks, especially after doing tiny things like mug rugs and doll quilts. It's a nice break.
If you felt scared to try the Farmer's Wife quilt along, you should consider joining us for the Summer Sampler one. C'mon. You know you want to.