For most of the last two weeks I haven’t managed much quilting activity other than staring at fabric. I did get as far as unfolding and pressing my 25 FQs of bright fabrics, but then quilter’s block set in.
Every time I decide what I should make with them, I stop before actually cutting any fabric. What if it isn’t quite the right project for the fabric? What if I think of a better way to showcase the fabric after I’ve cut it and have none left for the better project?I need to just get over it and use this fabric! But it’s so pretty, all laid out in gradations of colour…
Yesterday I set aside the brights and got to work on another set of placemats and runner, because I wanted to actually sew something. Let’s just overlook the fact that the last one I showed you hasn’t been quilted yet. I really don’t get much done when the kids are out of school, though I’m not sure why. They are getting older and really don’t need me to entertain them, so what’s making me unproductive?
Anyhow, here’s where I left the new project last night.
This set is also made with 8 FQs and a little bit of cream yardage from the stash. I have to sew all the units of the skinny runner together, then I will add a thin border of orangey-red. I fished through my small stash today and found enough of one suitable fabric for the runner’s border, and just barely enough of a second to bind all the pieces in the same fabric. I also have some leftovers that will do for backing. They don’t quite match the fronts, but they’ll be hiding on the back anyway, so I’ll go with it and use up pieces that have been sitting around for several years. If I use the batting I bought for the previous set of (still unquilted) placemats, I might get them done by early next week. Unless, of course, I suffer from another bout of serious sewing inertia!