I have a few projects that I am working on, but yesterday I decided to start another project anyway. I needed something to sew! I have
3 4 projects in various stages of completeness:
- A quilt that is almost done but waiting on some final details and coordination with my clients (hopefully I can finish it this weekend?!)
- The Cocoa Leaf Medallion Quilt which I will take to my client’s home today (Friday) to get the center medallion arrangement just right, and
- I need to wait a week before ordering fabric for a lap sized project that I will start in February so the fabric doesn’t come and sit on my doorstep when I am out of town over next weekend.
- Oh, and I just figured out the quilt design and fabrics for a good friend who is expecting her first baby in June, but I have plenty of time there (and I need to order the pattern and fabric).
That left me with lots of energy… but nothing to sew!
Digging around in my stash, I came across about 48 inches of Michael Miller Giraffe Love. It is such a sweet and fun print, that I knew right away I was going to use it for the backing of a quilt. So diving right in to the backwards approach, next I picked out my binding fabric (the stripe print on the right). Knowing that the quilt is going to be limited by the size of the backing fabric, I pre-cut (5) 2.5-inch wide strips for binding. Great. Now what?
I went back to my stash to find fun coordinating colors and fabrics and chose the 6 prints used for the background of the star blocks below. The blocks finish out at 10 inches square. I needed just over a yard of fabric for the central stars in the quilt, and I did not have enough Kona White or Kona Snow yardage on hand. After a quick visit to my LQS, I came home with a white on white print to use for the stars (it turns out they sold the last of their Kona White on Wednesday!). In an hour I had all my fabric pre-cut and ready for block assembly.
2 hours of piecing later, and I have 6 blocks. Only 10 more to go and I can assemble a fun and quick 40-inch by 40-inch square quilt top. I might add a quick border around the edge of the quilt top after piecing it together to help me preserve the star points, but I will need to audition fabrics to see if there is anything I like for a border once the quilt top is assembled.
Do you ever get antsy and dive right in to another project knowing that in a day or two you will have plenty of other work to keep you busy?