Thursday, January 27, 2011
More Scraps???!!! More UFO's???!!
I found a pattern and the fabric to make a couple pillow cases/shams for my sons. Pre-washed pirate fabric no less! And a pattern for a very fierce and cool high-heeled stocking pattern. I had such plans for that stocking pattern LOL! Well there's always next Christmas right?
The pattern was a store pattern and not a published one and I found a fairly major flaw in the pattern while sewing it. The pattern is completely directional and they don't mention it at all in the pattern! Of course I didn't realize that until after everything had been cut and mostly sewn together. So consequently the pirate map is side-ways. It's not that noticeable, and my kids don't mind, but, imagine if I was doing a non-kid print? As a customer I would have been heart broken! Since doing the pattern I have written that the length-wise grain ends up being the bottom of the pattern. I like the finished product of the pattern since the case opens up on the back instead of the end; but, wow I wish I knew that ahead of time LOL! Ahh well the kids don't mind. And I am sure if I hadn't left this pattern sitting there for 4 years I would have realized it and remembered the store sample better.
Note to self: Do projects in a more timely manner!
More Elm Creek Quilts by Jennifer Chiaverini. I submitted a couple blocks for the reader quilt that Jennifer does for all her pattern books in 2006. So of course I bought the book and had great plans to make the quilt "Lucinda's Gift" from the book since my blocks were in the quilt. I pulled out creams and blues and greens, from my scrap heap, and shoved them into a bag and there they sat since 2008 when the book came out. I guess I sorted out the whites too because they were in another bag inside that bag LOL! Now I am trying to decide if I still want to do the quilt or not? Thoughts?? It's a pretty quilt I just can't decide if I want to actually make it or not. If the bag has been there for almost 3 years I must not be very motivated.
How do you decide which of your UFO's to actually complete and which to forget about? This would be a great scrap quilt but I am not sure that I am motivated to do it. All the strips are cut at 1.5" and I can't help but thing hmmmmmm my Accuquilt Go has a 1.5" strip die available for it. . . . this quilt would be so easy to cut using the die . . . LOL! Maybe I just want an excuse to buy another die. So do I put the stuff back in the bag or leave it out for a bit until I make up my mind? Decisions decisions.
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Posted by Katrina at Thursday, January 27, 2011