Today I followed a pattern for the first time in 5 years. Yes, I am an art quilter which really means we can't follow a pattern, so we have to have a name for ourselves other than, 'rule breaker'. Art quilter sounds catchy, doesn't it? I do on occasion use a pattern, but it is for a tutorial that I have written, therefore it incorporates all of my mistakes=)
Today I accomplished the first block of my Bestie QAL and it almost did me in! There was a cutting guide, 3 different fabrics, and points! Yes points... and to clarify, you never see a point on any of my art quilts. I need you to join me in this QAL, to motivate me, inspire me and keep me from slashing my points.
Here are some progress shots:
Not to brag, but look at these points! Notice I am only showing you one small section of the block?
This is my first block completed.
I have 8 more to go. This block is 24"! This is the biggest quilt block I have ever made. It is the size of most of my art quilts. And my besties want 8 more? If you don't join me, I may only end up with this one and it may be easier to have another baby and say it is a baby quilt, rather than do 8 more blocks! Do you see the seriousness of this?