I promised Lynn I'd be working on the Country Corners BOM along with her Sew'n Wild Oaks class members...or Oakies as I've decided to call them! Today was the day I could finally focus on narrowing my fabric selections and get to work!
Now, I was never a Math Whiz in school...my girls yes...their Mama no! However, as years have gone by I've realized that I retained a bit more than some of my classmates. Some of that could be that I was a quiet shy semi-studious kid in the '70's...
while others were hanging out in the parking lot...
I sometimes get glared at when I do a quick sum in my noggin' at work, whilst others are utilizing their computer...or digital calculators...also known as fingers. I will admit to a few misfigured calculations in the check register, but I do not require the app on my phone to figure the appropriate tip. I was also pretty quick and accurate in tallying up our team scoresheets each week, way back when I bowled on a league! In spite of the name I came up with for our team, I've done okay. Our league was called Flower Power...and while other teams politely dubbed themselves after favorite flowers, Rosebuds, Snapdragons, Petunias and such, the four of us proclaimed ourselves "The Bloomin' Idiots!"
But I digress...the topic here is math and quilting and how it's amazing that I quilt, because my math grades stunk & I despised geometry! I'd have loved being an architect if I could've hired someone else to do the math!
Because this class involves petting fabric and ignoring the dishes, I'm having a positively lovely time. I'm sitting here with my very own treasured & autographed copy of Lynn Wilders
humming the William Tell Overture, and smugly arranging all kinds of cute blocks.
The fabric I'm using is, for the most part, ancient, 20 to 25 years old, rescued from the recent dive & declutter project in our garage or unearthed in the Underground Stash Storage Unit.
First one must make their components and arrange them in an organized fashion to admire.
After suitable time spent in admiration, perhaps 5 seconds, I began arranging & came up with the following, rather quickly, without sneaking peeks at any of the arrangements that Lynn has posted at Sew'n Wild Oaks!
So, here I am, having a "Look Mom! No Hands!" moment!
Hang On! Here We Go!
These are merely 14 arrangements that I came up with very quickly...I know there are more...so I play some more, & get some input from the resident non-professionals before I decide which is my favorite!
If only kids realized that math could be so much fun!
From the Kid in Me!