I’ve been going through my UFO cabinet. One by one I am asking the hard questions. Will I REALLY ever complete this? Would it better if I let this go and give it to a charitable organization? Today I am tackling my red Spider Web quilt.
This project came to me via the thrift store. I was thrilled to get it. The bag cost $10 and had these unfinished blocks…
and one finished blocks. I was so excited as there were a lot of finished ones. I thought I had plenty…WRONG. There weren’t nearly as many as I needed.
I didn’t think it was a big deal at all. I’d grab some red fabric and make more blocks. Well…that didn’t work as planned. All the reds were wrong.
I blogged about it and readers were so encouraging and told me to cut more reds from the fabrics I had and to not worry about it. Well, that’s not me. The different colors or the reds would have very much bothered me.
Well fast forward to a couple weeks ago. I was working on some organizing. One of the things I was doing was sorting thrifted fabric. In there was a red. It seemed like it was the shade of red I needed. I dug out the spiderweb quilt and happily it matched. The problem, it was only a fat quarters worth of fabric. I got out my template and started cutting.
This is what I discovered.
The fabric had a sticker on it…this. Does anyone recognize where that sticker might be from? I’d love to have about a yard and a half of this exact fabric…or fat quarters of it. I can cut 22 “kites” out of a fat quarter so I’d need 6 fat quarters if I were to make this…. The cover quilt in Bonnie Hunter’s new book.
As much as I’d love finding the red, it’s okay if I don’t. I at least have enough of the red that now I can make 101 units which gives me 25 blocks which I can use in a 5 x 5 setting. I’m okay with that.
I did save the sticker from the fabric. I still have hope that maybe I’ll find the fabric somewhere. The fabric really does match.
I’m thinking that I must have bought a grab bag of fabric at the thrift store the same day I bought the started blocks. The fabric was in a different bag.
So…this UFO is all ready to grab should I need a project. I love that feeling. Even though it’s a UFO, it’s organized and still loved. If I don’t love things anymore, I want to move them on out. There are people who could make the unloved into something awesome.
This one is going in the keep it pile. YAHOO!! I feel so much better about this now.