Wednesday, May 02, 2018

What's up with Clarissa!?!

There hasn't been a Clarissa sighting on the blog for a long time with the previous post being in December last year! This kind of time delay is usually a sign that there is either a problem/"challenge" with the project, or there is a big decision pending (and not being made!)
With Clarissa, the hold up was the debate about how big to make my version of the quilt. The original quilt was 6 blocks by 7 blocks for a total of 42 blocks. My Clarissa has 19 blocks so far. With adding one more block, it would be a layout of 4 blocks by 5 blocks. I like the rectangular shape for this quilt, so if I were to make mine bigger, that would mean making at least 4 more blocks for a layout of 4 blocks by 6 blocks, or 10 more blocks for a layout of 5 blocks by 6 blocks. 
Realistically, that isn't going to happen. I have loved making these blocks but it's time to move on to new projects and wrap this one up.
So my UFO goal this month is to make the final block, figure out the sashing and borders and get this to quilt top status by the end of May. To see more quilty goals, hop over to the One Monthly Goal link up.

12 comments:

SandraC said...

How funny, I was just wondering about Clarissa this past week! In my opinion, the blocks look great as-is....not sure they need a sashing. :)

Louise said...

It will be great to see this one finished! Such a great pattern and I love your fabrics :)

Needled Mom said...

Aww...JUST ten more blocks!!! lol It looks gorgeous.

Cathy Melancon said...

This is a beauty for sure! These blocks are certainly a showcase of hard work and precise piecing! I'm with you, get her done and marvel at the beauty and pat yourself on the back!!!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Looking good! I do not blame you for moving on!

Janet O. said...

I have loved this one from the start, but as labor intensive as these blocks appear, I'd probably want to be wrapping it up, too.

Mary said...

Yea, one more Block is so doable!
Looks great.

Patty said...

Great quilt top. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project!

Marie said...

I LOVE this quilt. I'd be tempted to keep making blocks and not put a sashing between them until you get to the size that you like, but it sounds like that might push you over the edge. Good luck with the decision-making and with getting that last block made.

audrey said...

Your Clarrisa looks great at the size you have. There does seem to be a point sometimes when it seems fruitless to move forward!

Kate said...

Beautiful blocks! This one of my favorite projects you've worked on in recent years. Good luck with your OMG. Looking forward to seeing how you finish this one off.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Oh I Just love Clarissa!! What a great quilt you are making!