A full-on hissy fit and other random thoughts
A while back I wrote about some quilts that were in trouble with me for a post called “Quilts in the Doghouse.” I just finished piecing another top, a recent UFO (which means I started it in the past year or so), and near the end of the process, I had what you might call a full-on hissy fit.
I felt frustrated during the piecing. I can never make a quilt by going step-by-step through the exact instructions because I’m too anxious to see how it’s going to look, so I cut a few, make a few, cut a few, make a few. And soon I have no idea how many I have cut or made so I cut a bunch more.
Because I’m wired to be haphazard by nature (makes my poor husband crazy), this is how it always goes. I wish I could change but I have tried and I don’t think it’s in the cards.
So, long story short, I thought I was almost done with Framed Hexies. I gleefully sewed the last rows on…
Well, dang. The quilt is wider than it is long (I put too many hexies in each row), and there isn’t nearly enough blue under the final red hexie (miscalculation, again). DANG!
Insert hissy fit.
I didn’t want to find more blue fabric!
I didn’t want to make more hexies!
I didn’t want to sew more rows!
I thought about putting the whole thing away, letting it retain its UFO status. But I knew if I did, I would never finish it.
So I stayed the dang course and this afternoon, it is well and truly finished! It goes into my new “Round 2: Make Extraordinary Scrap Quilts” trunk show.
Could all this negativity in my head be from the ugly things going on the world?
Other random thoughts
Since I wrote the post about Craftsy/Bluprint shutting down, I’ve had several people contact me asking what they should do about Bluprint. One wasn’t even a quilter, she was a baker!
I don’t think I gave the impression that I was affiliated with Bluprint but these people seemed to think so. I told them what I know (not much) and they seemed happy enough.
Each time I finish piecing a quilt, I have a pile of leftover patches and I don’t know what to do with them. I don’t want to make another quilt like this one, but I can’t throw them out.
It always seems like there should be a way to make better use of them than pitching them into the scraps bin. What do you do with your piles of patches from a project?
I haven’t decided for sure what I’ll sew next. So many possibilities.
Quilt on, my friends.