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I'm not really sure, but I think Chaos Theory is something in physics. I vaguely remember Jeff Goldblum going on about it in Jurassic Park. For me, physics is like snakes, something necessary but dangerous, to be avoided whenever possible. When it comes to just plain chaos, however, I'm a bit of an expert. My little grandsons bring the chaos every day.
A couple of weeks ago Little Buddy picked out a gigantic stack of fabrics. He wants me to make him a new quilt for his naps. It took a long time just to cut up pieces of all these, and to figure out how on earth to put them together.
I finally decided on this pattern, Chock Full O' Charms. I made the quilt above a while back in a baby size. This one will be twin sized. I ordered the pattern from Quiltwoman.com for $10. (Click HERE to view/order it on Quiltwoman.com. Click HERE to see the sizes, fabric requirements, etc.)
I cut a 5 inch strip from each of Little Buddy's chosen fabrics, and cut two squares from the strip. We also added in other charm squares. Now I'm sewing them into 4 patches as per the instructions. This is just too random for me! But I know he's going to love it.
More chaos! This is my 2.5 in. strip drawer. Once upon a time, it was nice and neat. Now it's a disaster.
From chaos to order! I'm turning the 2.5 in. strips into these blocks. I got the idea from Bonnie Hunter (of course! She's the home of good scrap quilt ideas.) She calls the block Poinsettia Star, and it's part of her Carolina Christmas quilt, in her book Scraps and Shirttails II. I changed the piecing a little.
Most of the pieces for this block are coming from the 2.5 in. strip drawer and my already cut supply of 2.5 in. squares. I can also use a 5 in. square to cut the 4 matching dark squares, so that's using them up, too. The diamond shapes (actually made of 2 HSTs) are in the color of the month (yellow) for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. The pink ones are made in last month's color. There will probably be more of each as I clean out the drawer.
Quilters have always made order out of chaos, but sometimes we have to make the chaos first!
In other news, the Civil War quilts Block of the Month for February is done. (Click HERE for the first post if you're interested.)
It's a Missouri Star. I kept the background and the star points the same as the first block, and used a yellow print for the center as a nod to the RSC.
Not sure how I'm going to set them. Ms. Brackman has several layouts suggested.
And in old news, the Math Genius baby quilt is finished.
Just simple quilting, and a bright aqua binding.
Wait a second--isn't this kind of chaotic? Am I starting to like chaos? Yikes!
The back is calmer. Just a nice yellow strip to make the minions fabric wide enough.
Isn't this fabric a hoot? It's hard to see, but the word "unique" repeats across the fabric, underneath the minions. I hope the child who gets this quilt knows that he/she is unique and uniquely wonderful.
And so are you! Have a wonderful week!
P.S. Our mailbox is finally visible! The dirty old snow is slowly melting, and it's going to be a beautiful day.
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