A gross exaggeration, of course.
What you see here is the result of an hour here, two hours there, inserted into the daily routine. But it’s been focused and purposeful. Most unlike my behaviour of past weeks, where I’ve ricocheted from one thing to another, uttering a high pitched whine of frustration, indecision and failure to launch. There was really only one way to do it, and that was to take everything down off the design wall, put it completely away, and keep out only those things which pertain to this quilt. I was able to proceed undistracted 🙂
I really shouldn’t be posting about this project here and now; it’s a ScrapHappy project, and should be reserved for 15th of each month, but I wanted a tiny brag, just to show that I’m getting on with my Stalled Projects (thank you for inspiring the new title, Melanie!). I’ll have more to show and tell on ScrapHappy Day itself, by which time there will of course have been considerable progress (she said confidently…).
Next is sandwiching and quilting. I’ve hauled out all my
Never Ever Going To Be Used less useful fat quarters, and large scraps of fabric from past projects which I’ll never use again. They’re pressed and waiting to be cut, pieced and put to use. I love that the backing will be wildly random, varying from one solid piece of fabric, through large patches to lots of skinny pieced strips. Now that really is ScrapHappy! The light background showing through around each square (which is just my design wall) will be replaced by scrappy joining strips, so there’ll be a thin outline of scrappiness around each block too.
Finally, I’ve got the name for this quilt at last. It’s called The Grey Nomad. Firstly, because, duh, it’s got a lot of grey in it. Secondly, because there’s something gypsy-ish about the brightly coloured postage stamp blocks, and thirdly because it’ll be travelling widely with its new owner!
Right, lots of backing and batting squares to cut and piece next.