I’m in the wonderful habit of going to late morning/noonish yoga (I used to go to class at 7 am, and I’m thoroughly impressed with my former self– this just doesn’t happen anymore). Which means I have a couple hours after I wake up before class starts (if I’m well-behaved the night before that is) during which I enjoy a peanut butter-banana breakfast sandwich, make the most amazing frappuccino in my Vitamix, and squeeze in some early day quilting. And this morning was no exception. though I had no plans on what I was going to sew. Here’s what I ended up with…
I wish I had an eloquent explanation of the inspiration but I really don’t. I felt like stripes and circles and yet another mini – and this simply fit the bill.
I finished it up post-yoga, then while tending to some non-quilting chores (they do exist!) tried to come up with another pattern I’d be equally fond of.
I know. Super original. But I was so pleased with the first one… I figured, why not?
It’s not often that I replicate my patterns, let alone in the same day, but my In Bloom series alerted me to the fact that a little repetition is actually… refreshing. Which still seems counterintuitive when I type it here, but there’s something to be said for working out the tweaks of a particular design. My best loaf of bread was definitely not the first that I baked after all… I guess the irony here is I like the first one a tad better, but what can you do. Make more, perhaps?