Thursday, July 9, 2015

procrastination challenge

For Shelly's procrastination challenge for the month of June, I decided to work on some blocks that I started years ago. I was wanting to make an all blue scrappy quilt, based on Crazymomquilts tutorial found HERE. This is what I had so far:
I liked them, but there were some problems such as:
- I had used an old dress shirt for the white fabric and it was not 100% cotton. It was too stretchy.
- my seam allowance at the time was not consistent, so some did not measure the required 8.5" square.

So what to do with it?
After going through my blue scraps, I realized that I really didn't have enough of the old prints to make a lap size quilt. My daughter thought she'd like it as a doll quilt. So I removed the white fabric and just used blues to finish them and made two more blocks. I think this is as big as it will get:

Now I just need to quilt and bind it. At least it's a bit further along than it has been for years and maybe I can finish it this month.
As for July's procrastination challenge project, I think I'll pick #8 on my list which is a scrappy trip-around-the-world quilt that just needs the quilting and binding done.

Happy stitching!

1 comment:

  1. Nice save on this one! I remember when you started these blocks, so glad you decided to redo some and create something useful. Great idea to just go small, since the lap size wasn't going to work. I'm sure Sarah will love it for her dolls :)

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