Purging is now painful.
Rachel at Stitched Color is hosting a Purge-Along this summer, and I’ve been so excited to clean out my sewing space. I definitely don’t thrive in clutter, and so far, it’s been nice to create a plan for unloved fabric and know that unfinished projects will go to good use.
But the easy parts are done. I gifted some blocks to fellow quilters and people who are quicker than I am at turning around charity quilts. I’ve been practicing free-motion quilting on some random blocks. I’ve used hard-to-place fabrics on the inside of pillow covers and have plans for the rest of them as pocket linings and wall hanging backs.
Now, I’m trudging away on a quilt that I lost interest in almost as soon as I had the pieces cut.
In the quilt’s defense, it’s supposed to be made by lots of people in a bee who each mail one or two blocks to the Queen Bee for the month. I now see why. These blocks can get pretty tedious, and my duo duochromatic color scheme has lost its luster.
I started this as part of the Mosaic Tiles Quilt Along that was hosted by Craft Buds to promote the book Modern Bee: 13 Quilts to Make with Friends.
Seeing several blocks come together does motivate me a little bit. My original plan was a bed quilt, but I think I’ll sew until whatever I’ve already cut has been used. Maybe a toddler quilt? Maybe a lap quilt? The deadline is September 12 (or whenever my baby makes his/her arrival), so I suppose I should get on with it!
Linking up with the last in-progress Purges over at Stitched in Color. The next link up is for finished projects only.