Fireball Quilt? Did I miss a post somewhere? Where did THIS quilt come from? Yeah, I’m a little baffled by the whole thing too. Suffice it to say, this quilt didn’t exist a week ago, not even in my head. Certainly not on my to-do list.
Then a bunch of random things happened. One quilt I had been working on went terribly awry (more on that later). I got burnt out on deadline quilts. I realized I needed a gift, quickly, for a special member of my extended family. JoAnn’s was having a sale on fabric. And I suddenly remembered the awesome kaleidescope templates I bought last year at Quilt Festival.
All those converged into these blocks:
One quilt for a young man who loves orange, red and black. Several relaxing days of sewing for me, using a template and book system so elegant, so clever, that all of my blocks are came together fabulously, and frustration-free. (I love From Marti Michell templates. Have I mentioned that before?!?)
So that’s my work-in-progress for the week. Bonus is, I get to link up to Lee’s WIP Wednesday, for the first time ever (and you should click over and enjoy all the fun quilty inspiration). Happiness. I love it when all things converge serendipitously. Even if it means quilting in orange and black, which is WAY outta my color comfort zone.