Does anyone else have quilts just happen like this? I saw the pattern in a magazine at Mom's house, thought of all of the red scraps I'd been passing over when I was picking fabric for other quilts, and realized that I could probably make it. My mental line between could and should is a very thin one. So the pattern came home with me and, after a few of months of doing nothing about it, I started pulling fabric.
By the time I started running into concerns, I was committed. And by the time I tried to assemble the top and found out I was six blocks short, I had too much time and effort into the project to even think about turning back. Even though I thought I wanted to.
I had some doubts about the pieced back, but now that the quilt is trimmed and bound, I really like the way it looks. I may start piecing backs on purpose, even if I'm buying the fabric.
I sat down tonight and updated the list, which has gone from 26 WIPs down to 12. With only two and a half weeks left of the ten I'd planned to stick to, I'm thinking it may be nearly as short as it's going to get. I could possibly cut it down to nine, but I'm really itching to start some new projects.
- Bento Box -- top is done
- Simple Pleasures -- top is done and ready for the longarm
- Lover's Knot -- no new progress, still need to cut and piece a ton of blocks
- Courthouse Steps -- 5 out of 35 blocks pieced
- Chicken Kit -- no new progress
- layered squares -- still need to pin and quilt
- scrappy cats -- more blocks to piece
- flower baskets -- no new progress, but I've got ideas to simplify it
- my own Scrappy Mountains Majesty -- need to finish quilting
- Cheery Buzzsaws -- need to get the binding on
- Glittering Gems -- need to prep for the longarm and quilt
- North Pacific -- no progress