I mentioned last week that I was working on a new block design. This is that block. I am both sad and pleased to announce that I will probably never make another one. I like the way it turned out – it definitely looks best if you stand back and squint your eyes – but it was TOO much work to make. (I guess I’m an impatient quilter.) And I could never quite get the measurements right (hence don’t look to close.)
I made myself finish it (despite my frustrations) thinking I could make it into a pillow or mini quilt. Then as I was taking the picture, I realized it might make a great medallion quilt center – then I could keep building the quilt with the fabric I pulled. I’m liking that I idea. But it’s heading to the WIP (Works in Progress) pile for now. Maybe it will live on my design wall for a time… So there’s that.
Speaking of WIP’s this is my first WIP I pulled out to work on (in keeping with my goal to finish 4 before I start something new. This is the Scrappy Trip Around the World quilt I started two years ago, back when there was a #scrappytripalong craze going on. (Directions here.) But I’m not in love with it. (Hence the dragging my feet.) Still, I’m determined to finish it.
I’m still going for the old, eclectic, scrappy quilt you’d find in your grandparents Air Stream camper (minus the weird smells and polyester), but it’s not funky enough. I tried adding more mustard and different shades of green and a little turquoise. I think it needs more.
I’ve been throwing random fabrics on the floor. I think I just need to go for ugly at this point and then I might start to love it. We’ll see how it turns out. Because it will get done, whether I’m in love or not. I’ve invested too many valuable scraps in this one. (You know what I mean?!) Now I just want the time to sit and work on it…
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