Well, I didn't complete my goal for the holiday weekend! I had wanted to finish an entire quilt during the long weekend, but other things seem to always get in the way of one's plans! I had in mind a 'crayon box quilt', anyway that's what I call it. Lots of primary colors all surrounded by black lattice work with a black and colorful backing. "Should be a fun project" I thought. And I did have enough supplies to finish it in one weekend!
My fabric scrap pile had been getting higher and higher! So I sorted out some larger pieces and some strip pieces like in the photo below. I tried to stick to "crayon" colors--brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink etc.--for the larger pieces. Since I was using my scraps, some of these are relative with small gauge prints, like the one pictured here for brown.
|squares and strips|
I then added strips of fabric in a simple log cabin style around the squares to frame them.
Here's one that was completed.
I got the top all together, and, wouldn't you know, decided I wanted the finished product larger. So that meant adding some more blocks.
So I picked out some suitable fabric pieces but got side-tracked by a friend on Sunday. She had some other plans, which were fun, but didn't allow me to finish. Then on Monday, Veterans Day, I realized that I have a big craft show coming up next weekend, so I shelved the quilt project in favor of more expedient inventory projects.
Oh well, there is always another day . . . .
What have you shelved lately?