My hubby and I haven't much time together in so long so we set aside a few days for ourselves...no work, no email, no nothing. That's tough. The computer, the office, the studio seem to call to both of us...work consumes us. Balance can be difficult to achieve. I have to tell myself that time away is a good thing. We're not going anywhere, we're simply going to check out of the rat race and check in to some relaxation. I'll probably still sew, but no work....no stress. I have to do something with those late night hours.
So in the interest of fun I played with a new block. I was trying to achieve some movement and a bit of zing in a string block. I'm not really into block based quilts right now...they seem to be too traditional and restrictive for me, but it was fun to experiment with this and maybe it has potential for something.
For those of you who are asking...the block isn't a pattern...I just made it up. When I have a free minute I might do a quick tutorial...or maybe someone else has a block like this one.
I actually started playing with this block in selvages...just because there was a leftover pile from another project. The block doesn't really work with selvages.
You know, that's OK with me. That's what experimenting is all about.
Dang, I'm on the computer. Busted!
BTW....Cindy was the winner of the Block Party book. Congrats Cindy! Megan will send you your book. Enjoy! (Ok, that was work related...I'm done, I really am.)