Changing my August ’16 OMG Goal (if possible)

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.

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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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7 Responses to Changing my August ’16 OMG Goal (if possible)

  1. Pingback: OMG August ’16 GOAL | Quilting is in my Blood

  2. Heidi says:

    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!

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  3. 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. 😊

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  4. Tish says:

    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.

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  5. Lisa says:

    I also love fabrics that look like paper prints and I agree if your hearts not in it then move on !

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  6. Sarah Goer says:

    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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