If you’ve been reading the blog lately you know I’ve been in a cleaning and organizing kick. Ever since I read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo nothing in the house safe from my scrutiny.
I’ve had two boxes of fabric sitting on my dryer for over two months waiting for me to have a nap time stretch of peace with nothing else to do so I could cut out a quilt. All the fabric was collected. Much of it was even already cut into strips. I just had to cut the quarter square triangles…but did I do it…nope.
I had told you all that after going through the childcare things the next thing on my list was to tackle the laundry room….I first thought I would just carry this all back upstairs but then decided- nope. I would be easier to just take care of it all now. Then the excess fabric could be put away and the project could be set aside as a UFO (unfinished object).
So one night….that’s what I did. I cut the quilt out….and now I have another UFO.
I’ve had people tell me that there is a better acronym (name) for a quilt that is just cut out and not a stitch sewn in it…Someone will have to let me know what that is.
You can see that I have a pile of triangles there too. I use them all the time when sewing string blocks. When I get to the corner, rather than continuing the sewing of strings I stop and just sew a triangle on instead. It typically saves one extra pass. I like it and it works for me.
I have wanted to make this quilt ever since the book first came out. Partly because I like string quilts. Partly because I like the colors. Partly because I have a bed similar to the one in the picture and partly the name of the quilt, Pfeffernusse. Hubby’s mom used to make pfeffernusse cookies all the time for Christmas. I’ve always loved the cookies.
It will be awhile before I tackle this quilt though. I have so many quilts here waiting to be quilted….I just got another charity quilt in from Elly…the quilt top is so cute. I can’t wait to get it quilted.
The tidying continues…this is now going upstairs to the quilting room to find a home in the UFO cabinet. I hope it doesn’t stay there too long. I’m a little afraid it might because it’s for me and me quilts typically aren’t on the front burner.