"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Variety is the spice of life.

Wanting to do more than one craft project at once is both rewarding and frustrating, don't you think? I love having a choice of things to do, and being free to do what I like, when I like. But the frustrating part is not finishing one project completely because I've got sidetracked and started something else!
Today at least I made a start on two projects with time frames. The first was my CQ ties block for June.

The theme is Winter, so the ties I picked to use were blue, black, silver and generally cool colours. The bit in the middle with the foggy looking bridge and clouds was part of a tie with a larger picture of just that - a foggy night time scene somewhere that looked like London.

The second thing I did was cut out lengths of tartan fabric required for my next Oz Comfort quilt top.

But while I was doing this, I was thinking of something I saw last night online, where a quilter had used small strips of fabric to make long rows, and sewn them together to make a quilt. It nagged away at my brain until I couldn't wait any longer. It took me about an hour to get out my bag of scrappy strips and made these. What fun - it cleared out one of my scrappy bags, and it will come in useful to make something in the near future!
I had a small furry person for company while I was working.


Miss 376 said...

Ooh, I could just tickle that tum. What a beautiful colour too

Annie said...

I tend to be a one-at-a-timer when it comes to crafting. Probably part of that comes from living in a small space. I only start a second when it's for a quick gift or exchange or something.

Love what you do with those ties! That London scene in the center was inspired.

Nice companion you have there.

Meow (aka Connie) said...

That kitty tummy is just begging to be rubbed !!

I'm working on a few projects at the moment, too, Gina ... 2 quilts and a couple of crochet things.

I sent you an email, it would be great to catch up.

Loving your projects, love the tartan fabrics.

Hope to see you soon.

Hugs, Connie xx

Joanne said...

Tie block looks great! I'd like to work with ties some day- do you have any tips? I'd be worried about fraying.

Gina E. said...

Joanne, I've emailed you direct with some tips about using ties in patchwork.