That is how I would describe how I came to start this paper piecing project, on a whim. It is actually a very relaxing way to sew, once you get over using the wrong interfacing, but even that isn't a problem. I think this will make a nice quilt and will make a good donation quilt as well. Instead of the one block a week I think two will be better and probably quicker to put it together.
I want to ask my neighbour if she will give me of a copy of foundation pieced block of a lorikeet she designed to put into this quilt. Margaret was one of the founders of foundation piecing publishing a number of books. I remember back in my classroom days buying a CD of patterns that she had published. All the students sewed a block and put it into a piece of work we were doing.
Another whim that has turned out well is my little dog, Bear. He has become a firm part of the family and is a constant companion. His fur still has a way to go but it is growing back after the RSPCA shaved him to get rid of a matted tangled coat.
He had been keep in-doors I think for most of his life and had to be taught how to go outside to relieve himself when I first got him. Now he runs off the lead on the beach everyday, has taken over ownership of the house and even insists on sleeping on my bed!
I was reading Kate Davies blog the other day and the role of Serendipity, which is a bit like a whim. It has made me have a real re-think about the technology I use. Setting up the computer for Monique's classes today saw me become very frustrated with Google and the roles that Twitter and Facebook play in our technological lives. It would seem that we are being moulded by these Tech companies, mainly to sell us stuff. I don't want to be force-fed by them and would much rather wander around the net and find my own information on a whim.