I’m not much of a planner.
I’m more of a “let’s try it and see what happens” kinda gal. As a result, my life has been a long series of happy accidents.
Moved away from home, met my husband a week later. Called an old friend for lunch, got a job. Went to church for a concert, found a community. Took a chance on a job, learned to quilt. Bought a longarm quilting machine, learned to hand quilt.
I can’t say that all my tries have been successful, but I can say that the successes have definitely reinforced the behavior pattern.
Which brings me to my Cheery-O Quilt. It is for my amazingly awesome nephew Oscar.
Last year I came across the Cheerio Quilt pattern/tutorial by Missouri Star Quilt Company. I was browsing the tutorials on their app, and I stopped on this quilt picture because I liked the circles.
As it happens, I was also looking for a quilt to make for Oscar. He is cheery. And his initial is O, so…it became my Cheery-O Quilt. Just a few slight modifications were needed.
MSQC’s pattern is appliquéd circles, both solid and with middles removed (the Cheerios). Me, I got a little tired of running in circles…I mean, sewing the circles. 😊 So, I made up some plain blocks to go in between the circle blocks, using some extra fabric that I had laying around because I had accidentally bought too much.
See how it works? Accidentally buy too much fabric, find a good use for it at a later date. This is why quilters go broke. Serendipity.
At least we’ll go to the poorhouse happy.
Here’s a peek at Oscar’s Cheery-O Quilt, a work in progress. It would be done by now, except for the fact that I accidentally cut the “plain” star-print blocks a half inch too big, and had to re-cut them.
The star-print blocks weren’t planned, you see. I cut them on the spur of the moment. I was excited that the blues looked so good with the assorted circles.
Such is the life of a non-planner. Not every try is successful. But it sure is fun!
Happy Labor Day!