Shake It Off
Have you heard Taylor Swift’s new song, Shake It Off? Of course you have, because it is everywhere at the moment. If you are indeed listening only to your Golden Oldies station, flip the dial because this song sorta-kinda changed my life last week. I was feeling all, “woe is me,” “I’ll never sew again,” and “meandering without a sparkle.” Then I heard Taylor singing and getting her nerd-dance moves on in the music video and suddenly my spirits were lifted. As she said, I just had to shake it off!
So I set back to work on these solids blocks I had started and previously second-guessed myself on. I made about forty of them (they’re about eight inches square), laid them out on the floor and wowza, immediately fell in love again! They’re not sewn together, and just laid out randomly at the moment, but I’m hearting the effect hard. Hence, I’m currently calling this quilt my Mood Ring. Upon seeing my progress, Mr. Sparkles seemed to be a fan as well, “Oh, this is nice, but I’m so over baby and wheelchair quilts.” Okay, I knew he was a size queen, but apparently it translates to quilts as well. So today I’m making another forty blocks!
Meanwhile, while I was thinking about that looming t-shirt quilt for my younger brother, I decided I needed to design some sort of football block. I whipped this up using only two sample blocks, so it’s pretty easy to construct. If there’s any interest, I’d be happy to post a tutorial! Bro wants a queen size quilt, using fifteen shirts, so I’ve got a lot of filler, up-sizing to do! I’m pretty excited about that though because it gives me lots of options to go kitchen sink cray-cray. But really, when have I ever needed an excuse for that?!
Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday!
Shake, shake, shake, shake, shake, shake it off. Shake it off.