I've decided, the problem with templates, and why they stay in a drawer, is that they are not quilt patterns. And quilt patterns are so much easier to make. All the thinking has already been done, and my favorite part - the mindless sewing - is sooner. When I want to start something new, I look through my patterns and books, online, magazines, or what my friends are doing. I say ooo I like that one, and I am off to the races (quilting). But, I've noticed, a new tool or template interests me more than fabric anymore.
Like this new Block of the month
or this medallion quilt along at em's scrapbag
or the temecula church window quilt along
That is why I am challenging myself to open the drawer and use templates I own but don't use. What is in your drawer? hmmm?
I have no idea what to do with these adorable blocks. But I do like making them.
But, I am cutting them from every little scrap I find. At some point I will have to decide if I have a balance of light and darks, centers and points.
I am linking to:
Free Motion by the River
chameleon color linky