Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Oops, I've done it again

Nothing bad like letting a deer run into my car or nothing like succumbing to my desires and  buying a new car......but bad none the less.....I started a new project!  OMGosh.....I am a nightmare to anyone with OCD.  I can't even count how many projects I have in various stages of completion and prefer not to attempt  that task.

But but but, it's a necessary diversion from my cross stitching frustration.  I have an excuse (of course I do, we justify our crafting).   I signed up for a BOM at the Intrepid Thread back in January.  I opened the package for Part One as soon as it arrived.  It then it sat on the counter, was moved to the stairs and finally landed my cutting table....  I got an email notice that the second installation the was being shipping and it has arrived.  Yikes! I had to start work on Part One because  Part Two is here, right?  Besides it is a wintertime type project for early evenings and cold weather - more justification, I know.

The fabrics are beautiful and the photo really doesn't show how pretty, the instructions are super great.....so up the stairs I went after dinner.   I took a nice cup of coffee and my iPad.  I set up the iron and ironing board, pressed the fabric,  sharpened my rotary cutter and started cutting the pieces.   I listened to some Kenny G, yes, Kenny G.

Swaying to the music and I cut the first three series of pieces and before I knew it, it was an hour and a half later.  Do I have any business starting a ANOTHER quilt?   Not really.    Here are the telltale scrapes from truing up the fabric.

These instructions are super great for cutting.

A, B and C cut and labeled with my quilt marking pins.

All these rulers and I am missing the one I need for part three.

........ Now that PT is over, I hope to make it up to the sewing room as least two evenings a week.   I'll keep you posted on my progress.  


cucki said...

Beautiful new project
Happy smiles x

Stasi said...

Wow...I'm impressed at how organized things look!!! Can't wait to see what these fabrics turn into!
I am always working on way too many projects at the same time. I try not to let it frustrate me, but embrace the chaos!!! :)

diamondc said...

Robin: I am not a quilter but this looks lovely, I like the fabric choices, I am like you, I sometimes let things ride, and then I get behind, I hope you find the ruler you need, there is nothing more frustrating then not being able to find a tool you need to work on a project.
I look forward to seeing the quilt progress.


moosecraft said...

Fun looking fabrics! I'm still trying to keep up with my BOM's.... going to have to schedule a "crafty retreat" in my home one weekend... just me, a coffee pot and a pizza! lol! No Kenny G... maybe Glenn Miller? ;-)