Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Things you do when you should be doing other things

I have a couple of quilts that need to be finished and bound before our upcoming quilt show, but instead I was making these:

I had attended a regional quilt show this past week and stopped at the Deb Tucker booth displaying all her rulers and patterns and this mini caught my eye.

Nine little LeMoyne Baskets that finish at 3 inches!  I already own the Rapid Fire LeMoyne Star ruler that the pattern calls for, so I purchased the pattern.  I opened it up at home just to see what I was in for, and I saw that it called for  strips  that measure 1 1/4".  Looking over at my cutting table, I also  saw this little container of strips that were leftovers from my Tumbling Blocks.

Well Geez!  How could I not  make a few blocks just to try the pattern?  (And, how about this cute little dish they were sitting in that I bought at TJ Maxx?)

So off I went, making a trial run of a few blocks, and after a while, there they were!
The bottom one is trimmed, the top one is not.  

Now that I have that out of my system, I can go back to doing the quilting tasks that I should be doing and put this project back on the Future Projects list.   But before I put it aside, I picked out all the fabrics for the rest of the LeMoyne star baskets and cut them to size.

Bye for now sweet little fabrics....I'll be back after the quilt show!

I'm linking up with Sandra and  other like minded quilters who run off chasing squirrels and" Drop Everything and Make It" over at mmmquilts .  So glad to know I'm not the only one.  😺
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  1. Of course, you have to stop everything else and play with those basket blocks. That's going to be so cute! I also love that little dish - it had me wondering when I could get out to our TJ Maxx!

  2. Well, that pattern was just BEGGING to be purchased. You already had the ruler . . . and some leftover fabric sitting right there that would be perfect, so you HAD to give it a whirl. I suspect that fabric that is pulled will not be waiting all that long to be used. How fun and definitely a DrEAMi project. Happy Saturday to you. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. BAHAHA! This is a great little DrEAMi! and you've described it perfectly how you should be doing other things, but this bauble is so shiny.... I also snickered to see you pulled the rest of your fabrics...wonder how long you'll resist! Thanks for linking up!

  4. I love learning about this pattern and totally understand you needed to "test" it in order to get it out of your system so you can get back to being on task. Sometimes when I want to do something else but can't, just picking or cutting the fabrics is enough. Love your fabric selection, nice mix of colors and patterns.


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