Mar 042013

My goal this month is to completely finish a quilt for my cousin. I’ve been making a ton of teeny projects, and now I feel like making something big! I’ve gotten as far as cutting everything out, and as usual, it took me longer than I expected.
fabric cut out for Kevin's quilt

Part of the reason it took so long was that I had to make it pretty scrappy since I wanted to make the quilt from my stash, and I really didn’t have enough of my solid dark and light fabrics. See that pile of five brown fabrics? That’s supposed to be one brown! It’s hard to see, but I’ve also got three different off-whites in that light pile. Anyhoo, I tried to plan out where different colors would go, and only realized that my plan could never work after I’d spent a whole lot of time staring at (and nodding off over) my color chart. Shucks!
stinking color chart

I made some test hourglass and flying geese blocks to make sure I was going to cut my fabric correctly, and I was all proud of myself until I realized that I had used actual fabric for the quilt in my made-to-throw-away test blocks. Dur!
test blocks

I’m optimistic about finishing this by the end of the month — since I threw out my colorchartplan, I can do super duper mindless chain piecing. We shall see, though… here’s hoping!

  3 Responses to “March Goal”

  1. Good luck with it!

  2. I have loved seeing your smaller projects – yet together they really are a substantial amount of work, so I am sure that you will be good for this quilt!

  3. Oh your fabrics are so pretty! I’m sure the quilt will be beautiful! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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