I have been on a quilt top making kick. I have a stack of 14 of them and I’m about to add another to it this week. Apparently my declaration that I am a real quilter went to my head.
I’ve had this idea to make a sampler quilt for a really long time. I love the idea of a quilt with varied block sizes and I knew that I wanted to do a rainbow one.
My original plan was that I would make each color span a 12″ strip of the quilt and make all the blocks sizes that would nicely fit together. However, I am very bad at math and ended up with really varied sizes because I was just making most of the blocks up as I went.
So I ended up adding a lot of random strips of white or other tiny blocks to fill the space and make everything fit.
I started to really lose my motivation to finish this once I had made all the main blocks and was left to figure out how exactly everything fit together. I wanted to just set it aside and start working on something else that was a much easier project. In the end I forced myself to just power through because I knew that if I put it down, there was a chance I wouldn’t pick it back up. That’s how my WIP pile has grown so big. I get to a part in the project I didn’t really plan or it gets kind of tedious and I start a new more exciting project. I’m glad I didn’t let myself put it down because I absolutely love it. Now to actually finish it…