Sunday, February 7, 2016

Unplanned Detours

Some days I just feel so unorganized and seem to wonder where the heck my day went.  Case in point.  Just an hour left before wrapping up for the day and I needed to make a back.  It all started off really good.  The top had a note pinned to it with measurements of what size I needed.  Why I didn't make the back when I did that, who knows?    Grabbed some yardage, cut it down the middle, added a strip inset. OK, back is made, simple enough.

Then I realized I used this cream star print on some liberated stars with homespun, so I dug out the bag to put the scraps together.  First mistake was to tip the bag out on to the cutting table. 

Then I started looking at what blocks I had already made from this bag of scraps.  I've made 2 quilts from this stack of homespun fabric, but both have been given away and this bag of scraps is my last chance to have one for myself. 

Once I realized I had big chunks of fabric in the bag, and the iron was hot from pressing the backing, well, I got to working on this.

There was a zip lock bag with parts and pieces already cut.  I couldn't resist whipping up one of these cute little 4 1/2" star blocks.

Along the way I was separating the bits of red.

Pressed them and cut up that remaining cream star print into squares.

Too frugal to cut into those big chunks that I just ironed so I pieced the center square.

All neatly pressed and threads cleaned out from the seams. 

And added this 12 1/2" block to my collage of stars. 

No wonder I didn't get the vacuuming done! 
Keep stitching ,


moosecraft said...

Scrap happiness! :-)

Lori said...

The vacuuming can wait! A creative moment(s) cannot! LOL

Louise said...

But look what you those itty bittys.

Kyle said...

Your post made me smile today. I think we could all picture ourselves. Wonderful stars.

Ramona said...

It's called Quilters ADD! How could you NOT stop and make those adorable stars. Such fun!

Janet O. said...

Oh, this was fun. Can't we all relate to how easily we get distracted and one thing leads to another?
Love those homespun free-form stars!

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Yes, I call it the "creative flea syndrome". You can jump from one project to another very easily!

Me and My Stitches said...

Isn't it funny how one thing leads to another. And another...

Nancy said...

Sounds like some of my days. I do love your collage of stars and who needs to vacuum anyway.

Kleine Vingers said...

Just love the stars, it is high on my wishlist. Greetings and happy and healthy 2017