That line comes from the first computer game we ever bought - a Barbie game for Elizabeth to play on the Commodore 64 - can't remember exactly how long ago that was - and the line has ended up in our family language. Today I had planned to finish off a bag I started as a Christmas present but ran out of time to finish. While looking for the pieces in one of the drawers I came across the monster blocks and this is what I did this afternoon - all I had to do was a simple central block, some borders and sashings.
When I visited Diann last June, I tidied up one of her fabric cupboards and these 8 machine emroidered blocks (3 with borders finished) were in the back of the cupboard. Diann had decided she no longer wanted them and asked if I knew anyone who would. I immediately thought of my work friend's little boy Evan, who is 4. I forgot to bring the blocks home with me and in early December a package arrived with the blocks, blue fabric, rainbow stripe fabric and another bright basketweave fabric that I'll use for the binding.
The quilt measures ~47" x 47" and I have a some of the fabric squares leftover from the Scrappy Spiderweb backing that I can use as the basis for the backing. I'm tickled pink with how it turned out.
Lots of rain has been falling here starting on Christmas Day. Sunny weather will return on Tuesday when I go back to work - doesn't bother me because I've been happy to stay inside, although it would have been nice to sit outside on our verandah over the last week or so and read a book.