Friday, June 10, 2016

A life of it's own ...

That is what I feel like with this UFO project! It seems to have taken on a life of it's own! What started out to be was to make a few baby quilt tops out of some strips I had cut last year has escalated into quite a project! Here are the strips I started out with.

So what happened? I needed a few more strips of this and then that and the next thing you know I spent 3 hours last evening cutting more strips! I had sorted thru all my grays at lunch and had a pile of smaller pieces (less than 3/4 of a yard, but more around less than half a yard) to cut into strips. I wanted more of a variety of prints and a selection of lighter to darker grays. I also hung the strips back up on the design wall so I could see what I had because having them in a pile was not working for me. I also sorted out the white background prints and cut a few more strips from smaller pieces I pulled from my stash so here is what I have now.

On top of that I started using some of the fabric I had set aside for a different UFO which is ok with me! Here is the fabric from the other UFO laid out on the design wall last year, but ended up in a pile that I have been pulling from.

I did "fix" the center squares I cut too small and have most of the lower left block sewn together. I used the narrower scraps I had left from cutting the squares and some of the pieces that were to be sashing in the previous picture.

I can see now I will need to cut more white background strips. Will it ever end? LOL! The good thing is that I am working on two UFOs at the same time, I am clearing out my stash of small pieces that have been buried in my stash for years, and I will have lots of baby quilt tops in case I need one fast. Once I get to the point where I have used up most of my strips, I will start finishing all the tops.

Last night I noticed a deer in the backyard. I haven't seen any for quite a while including any fawn.

Have a great weekend!


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

It is a never ending project to use up all of the leftovers from other projects and scraps. But it is fun!!

Gwyned Trefethen said...

How virtuous. How fun. I will be watching to see what develops.

Glen QuiltSwissy said...

Every year i say I will follow your good example and make some.......I never do. I need to get in gear!

Margaret said...

I confess to having 3 'scrap' projects on the go: a 'postage stamp' quilt, a string-pieced quilt and one of Bonnie Hunter's mysteries. Whenever I try to use up stash/scraps, I seem to end up with more scraps! So "will it never end?" Re: scrap "collecting"? Never! ;-)