I’d promised myself I could start a new quilt when I got home because I’d finished everything on my to do list before the trip. I spent well over an hour in the sewing room after piecing a couple backs dithering over what to start. I wanted to use a limited color palette but didn’t want to worry about running out of the fabrics I had so it needed to be something I could easily add fabrics to.

In the end, I decided on an hourglass quilt. It won’t be quick but it’s an easy one to go in and cut/sew a group of blocks. I’m using my 4 inch finished quarter square triangle die so the cutting is easy. Accuquilt is now making custom dies for their GO cutter and I’m toying with the idea of getting a die made for a 6 inch finished hourglass block. That would be a great stash buster.

I’ve got a pretty green leaf print on a brown background to use for a border on this one and I may end up adding some browns to the center too. For now I’m just going to make blocks.


Of course, what I should be doing is cleaning up the sewing room. Chesty came up with me and curled up in the trimmings from the last couple quilts I bound … The batting pieces are still attached and I need to remove them before tossing the fabric in the string bins. I’ve also got a bunch of strings pulled out from the last top that will be used in the next one so I didn’t bother to pick them up. I’m such a slob!


7 thoughts on “Dithering

  1. Pat C in Washington

    I know it’s time to clean up when the usable space on my cutting table is less than 2’x2′. My piles of “stuff” are encroaching….and I’ve had to tell my cleaning lady “don’t bother with my sewing room” the last two Fridays so I’d better bite the bullet and just get in there and clean it up.

  2. Deb Praus

    Messy is creative and Chesty looks so comfy. I cleaned up my sewing room and found a package that was to be mailed 2 weeks ago. The custom die sounds like a winner to me!

  3. evelyn

    I think this is probably organized chaos. I love scrappy and just by there very nature they are messy, but if things get too far out of control I find it very distracting. I am constantly looking for ways to “tame the beasts”. Love your color choice for your hourglass blocks. Thank you for all your inspiration.

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