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Why Is It… July 7, 2012

Posted by Pam in KC in Uncategorized.
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…that after a slow spell, all of a sudden there are hundreds of quilts that have to be made RIGHT NOW?

Generally, when I buy a book it has to have several patterns in it that I really want to make.  This particular book I bought because I saw a red, white & blue quilt top that really appealed to me.  I broke my rule and bought it just for the one quilt — then discovered there are at least 5 quilts I’d like to make.  I’m always finding something new.

Last night, while I was watching television (had to get my The Big Bang Theory fix), I flipped through this book and found a new quilt to make.

I’ve got the muslin — in fact I recently washed two lengths a few weeks ago for a now forgotten reason.  I’ve been collecting shirts for a couple of years, so all I’d need is the inner and outer border.  I even have the backing – the 60″ wide window pane backing that I used on the Double Wedding Ring.

It was all I could do to keep from leaping up and digging through my shirts to find a dozen which would go well together.

Then this morning, on Facebook, there was a picture in the Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting feed of Marianne and Mary working on blocks for Northport Crossing which reminds me of Mountain Top — which I would really like to make.

Never mind that I’m still cutting fabric for the Stained Glass Quilt I’m making on Wednesday evening, that I really need to get a move on Eeyore and I’ve got a great scrappy quilt in the making — Bonnie Hunter’s Happily Scrappily Irish which I’m doing as a leader/ender.

Could this by why my UFO/WIP list is long?

 

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1. Mary C in WA - July 7, 2012

That Red and white quilt looks like my D4P I finished last year from a BLOCK LOTTO Swap. Funny how that happens. I see them in quilt magazines- guess I’d better quit buying those too.

2. Kim West - July 7, 2012

I have the same problem… I just started three new projects… And this morning I was envisioning another….

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