Tuesday, July 19, 2011
It all started with me doing lots of cleaning around the house. Looking at my scrap basket, I wondered, "what better way to clean up then to try to use up all of my scraps?" I know, only a quilter would think that way. So, I decided I was going to start a KING SIZE quilt with my bright scraps.
So, I choose a few special fat quarters and large scraps for the center squares of most of the blocks (okay, a few of those were chosen at the store) and then just started sewing my scraps to them- most of them were cut into strings already. It wasn't long before I was running out of variety though, so, to the shelves I went, pulling out fat quarters and larger pieces that were not earmarked for a project already. Very soon, still no variety, so, I HAD to go grab a few (15- no way, really) fat quarters to help with the variety (yes, from the store).
Now, I am obsessed with finishing these blocks and can't get my housework done! Or any of the other quilting projects that are way more important!
Remember my family wanting to re-watch all the Harry Potter movies before we go see the last one. Well, last night I REFUSED to watch Dolores Umbridge again! Can't stand that character! So, I stole back some quilting time and I am still not done with the blocks. That is about 20 hours spent on these blocks now, sewing, trimming, ironing etc., and they still aren't all finished.
I think this quilt is a manifestation of my refusal to give in to the imminent end of my summer vacation! If I just keep quilting and never get the work done, I won't ever have to go back to work, right?
Any one care to join me in my scrapping?