I've been playing with my monkeys...those Funkey Monkeys from Moda. I've had the fabric for some time now, since last summer at least. I decided to experiment a bit with them, and taking Gwen Marston at her word, I'm not concerning myself with exact measurements.
I checked out her book on liberated quiltmaking last summer, but now wish I'd gone ahead and purchased it. I do have a copy of Collaborative Quilting (more pictures) which I love and browse through frequently.
Going through my stash and looking for fabrics I can use with these little blocks creates the usual mess. I need someone to follow behind me and re-fold and put away, but since that little helper doesn't exist, chaos results.
I'm going to try to make one or two blocks a day. It will be good practice and the more often I'm at the machine, the more my mind turns to quilt possibilities. In the end, I expect to discard a number of the blocks, but should have enough for a baby quilt.
Still handquilting the other baby quilt whenever I watch television, but my Monday television evening has been drastically curtailed with the removal of Studio 60 (whine, whine).
I did, however, watch a great movie this week Antonia's Line. There is a video preview with the link, but for some reason, I can't watch the preview with Firefox; it does work with IE. The movie won Best Foreign Film in 1995 and is a genuine pleasure. Watch the video preview and see what you think.