I probably read about this on many blogs recently, but until this weekend, I never really cared much. What made this weekend different, I'll never know, but for some reason I was compelled to join in the fun. Perhaps it was because hubby was going to be gone all weekend and I needed something to keep me busy. (Let me tell you that although I do have my new iPad up and running .....thanks to the Best Buy geek......it's not as much fun as I expected! I did play Angry Birds for a solid 4 hours on that first day, but even that seemed fruitless for a whole weekend. Hello!! lol)
Bet you don't know what I'm talking about, huh? Well here is the link to my excitement. For some reason, when a friend mentioned the challenge last week, I could have cared less, but then as the days continued I got more interested and so on Saturday morning I hopped in my car and took off to my LQS for the proper Kona colors. (I probably had some in my stash, but since I had given my friend my Kona color card when I saw her and my new one with all the new colors hadn't arrived yet, I figured I might as well buy them all. (Not all of the Kona colors.......EIKES...........just the 10 for the challenge.) Then I came home and played. You are allowed up to 3 pieced entries. (Applique is not allowed.)
I started with this one which finished at 12 by 12 1/2 inches.
Then I moved on to this one. That ended up to be 10 x 12 1/2 inches:
Did you notice that I didn't use my gray solids for that one? I thought I'd throw a bit of a mix in there just for fun. (Besides, I'm really not a gray girl......ugh! But I do like that print for some reason.) So, that took care of Saturday. Then on Sunday, I made this one (which has always been one of my favorites, I must admit!) and it turned out perfectly at just the right size of 11 x 12 1/2 inches.
It sure does look a bit wonky on the picture (don't you agree?), but let me assure you that it is straight.
So what do you think? Doesn't this look like fun? I do have some scraps left and for sure there is enough for a block or two, if you want to try too. I'll even include some white (which, believe it or not, I order in 5 yard bundles.) If you want more inspiration, go to the QuiltCon Flickr group which is full of gorgeous blocks. I'll pick someone tomorrow so I can get these scraps off to you pronto. We wouldn't want you to be late for the challenge, would we??? Enjoy!