I often get comments about how small some of my designs are. All I can say that there are two reasons for that: ignorance and the lack of wall space for larger projects!
Ignorance, because when I first started quilting I was pretty much on my own, and had not had a chance to see a lot of quilts up close. I mean, I obviously knew the size of bed quilts, but when it came to wall hangings, I assumed they were small. So when I started designing, I “guesstimated” that most wall hangings were probably anywhere from 20 to 40 inches big!
And then, of course, as I continued to sew and sew, I quickly ran out of wall space. So it seemed natural to design projects that take up little space, either for that one little corner where there still is a spot for something to be hung, or to swap out with another one the same size.
This BOM, however, even I have to admit takes the cake. And you should all be grateful… because I originally planned for the blocks to be 3″. I know. I heard the collective groan. I actually made one block, and figured a lot of you might be put off by that size. But a 4″ block is actually doable. Here’s my block to prove it:
Not only is is doable, but working on these little blocks looks like it will be quick. To prove me right, Anita Westerveld (Holland) has already sent me a photo of her first block:
Now, isn’t this fun?
I announced on the website that if you wanted to participate in this challenge you would have to post photos of the first six blocks on a Flickr group we would open for that purpose. Thinking straighter… why wait to share? So we have opened that group… please feel free to post your photos now!