People, this little quilting project is taking over my life.
It started innocently enough when I brought the fabric home last week. Mr. CPQ had to be gone over the weekend so I thought it would be a good time to work on it. I cut out my squares Thursday night, then Friday night I started laying them out on the floor.
And I didn’t like the look.
So I rearranged them.
And still didn’t like it.
So I rearranged them a third time.
And a fourth.
And the reason I kept rearranging was because I didn’t have enough fabric to do what I wanted to because I CUT THE SQUARES OUT WRONG and basically had to ditch the pattern I had picked out within ten minutes of starting.
Why, yes, it would have been helpful to at least read a book about quilting before starting a project like this.
Did I do that?
Have we met?
I finally settled on layout #7 that was generally pleasing.
And then proceeded to ignore the plaintive calls for food from my children for the entire day on Saturday while I stitched together the top.
But I wasn’t happy with how plain it looked, so I decided to add a border.
And then I thought the border needed a border, so I added on some more.
And then, you guess it, some more after that.
And then higher math eluded me and I bought too much batting so I decided to add two layers of batting because one seemed a little skimpy, and I now have this ginormously thick, heavy, unwieldy quilt sandwich that I’m trying to finish sewing up and it’s taking me a sweet forever plus a new sewing needle every three hours or so because I’m
trying to rush doing something wrong and sending needle shards flying across the kitchen with alarming regularity.
On the bright side, I can now change a needle in a matter of seconds without having to consult the owner’s manual.
I was hoping to show you the finished product today but
I had to make a little detour to the massage therapist because I got a crick in my neck from sitting at the machine too long I think it’s going to take another week or so to complete and it may be a while before I tackle the next project.
But I do already have the fabric for it.
In sufficient yardage.
Have a nice day.