For some reason Thursday after work I was all gung ho to work in my quilt lab. I started by putting some things away and just generally clearing surfaces of clutter. Once
Sadly, it's buried under a pile of stuff in a cupboard so I pulled some of the stuff out and filtered some new (non-kit) fabrics into the stash immediately. Why they were in the cupboard is anyone's guess. My guess is I threw them in there for a quick cleanup...
Frustrated by the time it was taking to get to that box, I headed for the other box, under my cutting table, which only had my sewing machine case on it. It didn't take long to discover that this box wasn't so much kits as UFOs. Ugh! I had completely forgotten about them. Everything was sorted into gallon size Ziplocks so I guess you can still call them kits. Some kits were actually fabric bits from finished projects. Those were emptied into the stash, right quick.
The rest of those UFO kits? I dumped them right back into the box so I could work on hexies for the rest of the night. Denial at it's best!!
The quilt store in Miami used to have a strip club where we made a lap quilt each month using a "passport" system - each month represented a different country via fabric, pattern and or food. The first kit I chose was "Austria" and I know exactly why I quit when I did. The pattern is super easy but was not designed for using the Easy Angle to make HST and I had cut a green WOF strip 8" instead of 8 3/8". Oooofffff.
For now I've set the naughty strip aside and will make as many blocks as I can with the fabric that I have left. There is a possibility that I had already bought extra thinking ahead for borders but if not, I'll be creative and piece together what I need.
This is such an easy pattern and it seems to be going together quick so that's promising. Tonight I'll be cutting more of the green so lets hope I don't make the same mistake again...or this project will be back at the bottom of that box...
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