Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Holiday Weekend Project Incomplete

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? 


memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

It's coming along great! I hope you'll find time after your show to get it finished up :)

I have cuff link blanks ready to go, but haven't found the time to finish them and get them photographed!

Rose said...

What a neat idea! I'm sure that you'll find time to get it finished up soon, too. I try not to leave too many craft items unfinished, but inevitably, there are always a couple hanging around.

Linda Blatchford said...

Looks pretty so far.

I have a few projects I haven't started yet and won't be able to for a while yet because of my surgery.

storybeader said...

Well, I thought finishing an entire quilt in a few days would be super-sewing, and nothing else. Glad you were able to spend time with your friend! {:-D

Anonymous said...

Well it looks really neat so far! What a great way to use up fabric scraps too! Things always do seem to get in the way of what we really want to be doing, huh?

Splendid Little Stars said...

It's looking great so far, Linda! Sometimes we just run out of time. Or something important interrupts us. Or for me, I think I can finish something in much less time than it actually takes.