July is waving goodbye and August is looming (my birthday month, the party starts on the first and runs all month), so it's time for Let's Book It over at Vrooman's Quilts. I've raved about this linky so many times, just make something from a magazine, book, pattern or anything that you already own and planned on making and link up. It's a great way to stop collecting and start doing.
I've been dealing with life (it's kicking my butt) so no time to look through magazines for a pattern so I play quilter's roulette, click on a bookmark or download and that's what I make. This month I really won, the winning click was a download from Accuquilt for their Falling Diamonds Quilt. I didn't use my Go! for this, it's HST's and I used the eight at a time method.
It's a barn raising, but you make blocks to get that diamond thing going on (diamond thing is official terminology)
The directions were simple, chain piecing made it fast and I even used the colors they used. Perfect pattern!
And I had the best backing for it, I've had this for a while and knew something would come along that it would work with, bonus!
Let's Book It has hit the summer doldrums so if you've been thinking about joining in now's the time. Sharon offers a prize, but I always think just cleaning things out is a sure win.
Yesterday there was so much going on here that my across the street neighbor opened his door and yelled "I'm keeping an eye on you Dana" he's joking, but this morning I'm declaring myself officially overwhelmed, locking the doors, grabbing the terrible twins and heading out back to do nothing, another thing you may want to consider doing.