I accidentally started a new project on the weekend. It started with trying to clean up the mess in my quilt studio, and we all know how that goes!
While cleaning, I found a box that was given to me at winter quilt retreat by my friend Gillian. The box was full of 1.25" x 6" strips that were mostly lights and a few medium darks thrown in. I had forgotten about this gift and started taking the strips out of the box to admire them. I think these pieces were originally cut as part a pieced border because there was one long strip of them sewn together.
Of course I became smitten with these strips and several hours later (with no cleaning done) I had decided to sew 7 strips together to make these 6" x 6" blocks. I'm thinking about using this layout. These 16 blocks will only make a quilt that is 22" square, so I need to cut more strips and keep sewing to make it a useable size. What a great distraction!
And that is how UFO's are born!
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Yep, that's how cleaning goes! Cute blocks, happy stitching!
You need to quit being friends with all these enablers!!! Lol. Great start on a new quilt.
LOL...I know the feeling! But, it is technically a UFO because it was sitting there not being worked on :-). Now it's being used up!!
It definitely is squirrel season in every quilter's world it seems, and it must be a good thing! This would make such a sweet baby quilt with some additional blocks and/or borders. Love the soft sweet fabrics.
What fun to un-earth this lovely find for you!!;)))
I love how these low volume blocks are coming out...so pretty...
Our backyard is so full of frantic squirrels right now--darting, digging, unearthing --who knows what-- who knows where????--huh!!
They seem to be able to take over sewing rooms too, it seems... hahaha
SQUIRREL for sure!!Very pretty scraps and I like how you sewed them together...since you have to cut more, why not go a little darker for the next round around and then an even darker round outside of that. Think how Bonnie Hunter did the hourglass leader and ender the other year! Just a thought.
lol. Accidentally? It looks beautiful.
Such a slippery slope -- and sliding down it is such fun! Enjoy finding more low-volume prints from your stash. Cleaning can wait.
Ha Ha--I love that "accidentally started a quilt. Well, if you have an accidental quilt, this is a good one to have. :)
My fabric usually stops me from cleaning too. Cute project. ;^)
I love it when cleaning up means a new quilt is born. I also love starting new projects. they are very pretty blocks.
Start-itis is an incurable condition that produces quilts :)
There's nothing wrong with starting a new project or two. Especially as those strips were already cut and just waiting for you.
Yes, that's how it happens at my house for sure!
and very productive and pretty distraction
LOL Oh how I can relate, but what a wonderful "find" and a fun project. I love it and look forward to your additions to it. Happy day! Cleaning can wait. (SO that's how my room stays a mess!)
that is a fantastic distraction - how pretty!!!
So pretty. But why make a UFO, when you could bind what you have and call it a table topper/
But it's such a LOVELY UFO! I've got a drawer full of leftover strips that I cut for my pineapple log cabin quilt, so I've been collecting ideas for how I could use them up. My only criteria is that whatever I make with them, I need to mix in some other colors and do something totally different from a log cabin!
I love it! I must be accident prone too!!! LOL Cute project.
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