A friend's son was having surgery the week before Christmas (for the second time in as many months). I knew that after the surgery he would be slowed down for several months, and thought that a blanket to snuggle under would be a nice idea.
Late one night I started designing the first of 6 new squares inspired by the robots, space, and squids that my friend's son enjoyed. I always seem to get inspired with my best ideas late at night, leading to even less sleep than usual.
|Original Space Squares|
After a couple weeks of designing blocks with the help of my own son, I worked up these six Space Themed blocks. With a few adjustments, the square count went up from 24 Squares to 28 Squares for the book. I replaced a few of the "Garden Squares" with these, and decided to go with just the moon (no star) so I could combine the Sun Square and Moon Square in yet another blanket layout.
See what happens when I'm left at loose ends? I make more work for myself! But I do think they balanced out the picture squares section of the book nicely, and my friend's son loved his blanket!
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