Monday, March 23, 2015

Running Around block

I think I've over-committed myself. I sat down and made a list of all the stuff I have to get done with due dates, and I'm committed through July. So, I need to work only on stuff on my list and stay focused. A lot of them are small projects, so as I get them finished I'll feel less pressured.

There is nothing on my design wall today. All the little Dancing Plus blocks have been put away for later.

Instead, I'm showing you one block on my "design floor":
Running Around block

One of the items on my list is a block tutorial for STLMQG. Our secretary put out a call for BOM tutorials and I responded that I can take an early month - May - because I already have one ready to go. It's the block above, which I submitted to Modern Quilts Unlimited's new designer challenge in 2013 and it was chosen as a finalist. You can find the complete Running Around block tutorial here.

Ready to go, except that I no longer had the block (it was sent to the magazine) so I had to make a new one. Voila, I made the one shown above yesterday and got that checked off my list. I can pass it to Kelly at the April STLMQG meeting and e-mail her the tutorial.

Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times; check out everyone else's design wall (or floor!) for inspiration.

PS - just by coincidence, the fabrics in the block above came from a STLMQG charm swap and their free table, so I used fabrics from STLMQG for STLMQG.

5 comments:

  1. My to-do list is lengthy, too -- and it encompasses non-quilty as well as quilting projects. I'm relieved to have gotten several items checked off last week....this week is less-hectic and I plan to do some serious sewing! Hope you're able to catch up somewhat, too.

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  2. It's great that you had a tutorial ready to go and just needed to put together a block to go along! I just took a peak at your tutorial, and it is well written and has given me some food for thought for the day - thank you!

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  3. I LOVE that brown & black print! Your block is so striking with it. Nothing helps relieve the stress like checking something off the list, except checking off more than one thing ;-)

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  4. I'm doing the May BOM for my MQG too! Your design floor comment cracked me up BTW. I really should have sat down and written out all my commitments last month cause I committed this spring but one item is done, another is in progress for April 1st then my May BOM and I'm done with all my crafty commitments, thanks goodness! Thanks for sharing this lovely block today :)

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  5. That block is fabulous! I've bookmarked the tutorial :) I always find a list helpful, though I'm not great at sticking to them!

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