Dare I set a goal? All things considered, yes, I will. (Call me optimistic.) Even if I don't meet the goal at least I will have had a goal in mind and worked toward something.
I started the Buckeye Beauty blocks for a quilt for my grandson (who is now over 6 months old) but it just doesn't seem like the right quilt for that cute little guy. I'll make more blocks and finish the quilt but just not for him.
It's back to the drawing board for other ideas. These are the possibilities for other quilts I'm considering -- all scrap/scrappy quilts, of course:
- Ohio Stars (in drawing above at top left). They were on my list the first time but I didn't make any, thinking that the Buckeye Beauty blogs were perfect.
- Gwen-style stars with "liberated" points, perhaps 8" or 9" blocks (on right side of drawing in above photo).
- Morning Star (the colored quilt in the above photo), a quilt pattern attributed to Pat Speth in the book, The Big Book of Nickel Quilts. Except I would make the star points less precise and a little longer. The stars in the photo look similar to the ones I used in Red Wings; I like them well enough but I think I'd like them more if they were longer.
One of the challenges of this quilt is that green is the dominant color. I have plenty of green fabrics but the second challenge is the exclusion of flower prints. That eliminates about half (or more) of my greens. I'll be using a few that aren't too "girly" plus a few other colors. I doubt my grandson will mind and I hope his parents won't, either.
So, my One Monthly Goal (OMG) for August is to try out one or more quilt blocks that I think might work for a baby (or toddler) quilt, make a block or a few, lay them out to see what I think, AND decide once and for all a quilt for my adorable little grandboy!
I'm linking this post to Link to One Monthly Goal; OMG It's August! at Red Letter Quilts. Thanks, Heidi.
I'm also linking this post to Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework. Thanks, Cynthia.