What Was I Thinking?
In the post that I wrote on 8/4/16, somehow I thought spending probably a minimum of 20 hours making a kitty quilt that would coordinate with my Terra Australis quilt and decrease the copious amount of cat hair regularly deposited on my bedding (and the rest of the house!) was a good idea. I have come to my senses! Just because I have a surplus of square-in-a-square mini blocks does not mean that they have to be used in a project right away. I actually sewed one block yesterday for my proposed kitty quilt, and my heart just wasn’t in it. I kept thinking of the lap quilt I’m planning to make for a friend’s birthday in October using fabric from Sarah Watts’ Honeymoon collection that is one of my 2016 Quarter 3 Finish-Along Goals. The pattern I’ll be using is Moda Bake Shop’s Midnight Stars pattern, and since I’m not using a layer cake, I’ll be making the 9.5″ HSTs the traditional way rather than cutting 10″ squares diagonally and sewing triangles of print and background fabric together.
So I’m scrapping the kitty quilt for now. I bought two different fleece throws this morning that should make fine kitty blankets and look decent on my quilt. And I started cutting my fabric for my Midnight Stars quilt which I’m glad I did because I discovered that I need more of my Bella Solids Peacock background fabric. I just placed another order with Fat Quarter Shop (and just HAD to order more yardage of my favorite low-volume fabric, Modern Background Paper Silver on White Notes to use in other projects).
Linking up again with Red Letter Quilts’ OMG It’s August. I don’t know if it is against the rules or not to change our OMG goal, but no matter what, I’ve switched gears and now focusing on my Midnight Stars quilt.
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So happy you began your blocks last night, and moved on when you realized it was not how you want to spend your time. I am trying to let go of the notion that everything I start has to be finished. Love what you do and do what you love!
If your heart isn’t in it, it is absolutely best to work on something else for a bit! I love the fabrics you have selected for the Midnught Stars quilt. 😊
Sometimes other things speak loudly to us and it’s okay to listen to them. And I agree, you did have to order that background fabric 🙂 I love the fabrics that look like paper prints.
I also love fabrics that look like paper prints and I agree if your hearts not in it then move on !
I think projects not quite speaking to me is how I got up to about three dozen WIPs. Definitely good to have variety, but I’m working on a balance between variety and self-control. 😉 I love that peacock fabric you’re using for your background and look forward to seeing more of your Midnight Stars project.
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