Saturday, May 16, 2015

Oops (again)

There's a danger with working on more than one project at once. I've been finishing off two small projects, using up the ends of fabric from earlier quilts.  After I came up with my layout for the green and brown quilt, which I showed yesterday, I needed to cut some white fabric to fill it out with a border.  I looked at the piece in front of my on the cutting table, did some quick measurements, and figured out that I had JUST enough to fit, if I kept the top & bottom borders small.  So, I made my cuts, and laid the fabric out on the design wall to make sure it would fit.


Then, I proceeded to make some more blocks for my other current project - my Irish chain, with leftovers from Chain Reaction.  I found enough additional strips to make 12 more 9-patch blocks, and should therefore have enough to add another round to this quilt.  But, as I was sewing together 9-patches, I went looking for my white fabric to make the alternate blocks.  And that's when I realized what I had done earlier.  I used the white fabric from my Irish chain, to make the borders on my turquoise/brown quilt.  I had just enough fabric - but I was not supposed to use THAT fabric.  There are about 4 other pieces of white on my sewing table. But no. I picked up the white I had been using on another quilt. :(

So, I guess my Irish chain will remain small. It is the perfect size for a quiltie so I guess that's its destiny.  And the other 12 9-patch blocks with make another small quilt - using a different white fabric.

Lesson learned - FOCUS. And stop trying to do so much at once.






2 comments:

  1. Any chance you can order more? I have a similar problem - I've got some black that I want to use for three different quilts. Guess I'm just going to have to pick some more up somewhere.

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  2. If the whites are that close in colour, can you just interchange them and make it work for you?? I would not give up on it yet, I would just make the other whites work in this. And if it does go into a show, let it be what it is then - magic 'cause it worked!!! ;)

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