Well, here we are - today is the day I've been looking forward to since July 2010! My friend 'Nay and her DH are picking me up at 10:30 and we'll drive just a short hop up I-95 to the Baltimore harbor and board our ship, The Enchantment of the Seas, for our quilters cruise! Can you tell I'm excited??! But I wanted to have posts on my blog while I'm away, so you'll have something to read.
In August I got the idea to do something that I think is pretty terrific: I saw some beautiful 4" blocks being done by toefeather (I'm sorry I don't know her name!) as a daily project for 2011, and I knew it was the perfect thing for me. Go visit her blog and look at all the fantastic blocks she's done.
I too will use solid colors - I never paid attention to solids until I did the solids challenge on the 15 minute blog and realized that solids have a different language from prints!
My rules are to use all solids, have no particular color scheme, do abstract designs, and make an average of one 4" block a day for at least half a year - which should give me about 180 blocks for a good sized throw. If I need more rules I'll make them up as I go along...
I'll say right off that not ALL of my blocks will be original designs, there's only so much stuff in my head. I do believe in coincidences, but if I'm aware of using a design I saw someplace else, I'll give them credit! And I might (or might not!) include narrative comments with some of the blocks.
So here's my first block, what's more classic than red, white, and blue? It sort of looks like a sailboat, doesn't it?
Sail forth and sail on!