Sunday, April 5, 2020

Why, no, I'm not starting a new project. Why do you ask?

This project I'm not starting (Hi, Sally!) has its beginning in my being gifted with this book a couple of years ago.  (Dear daughter caught me drooling all over its pages at a quilt shop we were visiting)

Didn't start the quilt, though!  Strong am I, and focused.

And then a year or two later I 'accidentally' bought the templates for cutting the pieces.  (oops!) 

Still didn't start the quilt!  Too many projects going already!  Must resist!

And then I found this fabric.


And fell head over heels.  A fussy-cutter's dream, I tell ya!  And in all my colors!  How perfect is that?

I grabbed those templates and my mirror-thingy (another 'accidental' acquisition - not that I was starting a new project) and started playing.



There's just no bad place to set those templates down.



 Next thing I knew, I was pulling fabric and had my rotary cutter in hand


and was starting to accumulate all kinds of bits and bobs.


Maybe something warmer for those skinny diamonds?


And what about for this one?  Blue?


Or green?


And now I've noticed that little piles of zippybags are appearing.



And I finally figured out what that little dumpling bag I'd made was for.


But I haven't sewn a stitch yet, so it totally doesn't count as starting a quilt, right?

Right?


Though for an unstarted project, there sure are a bunch of holes in that fabric...


Linking with Quilting is more fun than Housework for Oh Scrap!  Lots of scrappy goodness going on!

18 comments:

Chantal said...

Lol. Love the picture of the fabric with its holes. Almost look like a golf course, lol. No, no, you haven't started anything at all. It's called "making a kit" or as I call them; sewing capsules. No, nothing started here, otherwise I would be in so much trouble if it counted as a start. Ouch! Enjoy that gorgeous fabric. ;^)

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I think that fabric is going to be swiss cheese by the time you actually "start"

Julierose said...

Now there's a nice long term project to "non-start". ;)))
that fabric just sang you its siren song for sure...it is gorgeous. How could you resist...?

~ ~ ~ waving to you-- up there in non-starting heaven Julierose ;)))

Sharon @ Laurelhurst Craftsman said...

Beautiful!

The Joyful Quilter said...

You are HILARIOUS, Gayle!! Have fun NOT starting that new project. I absolutely LOVE that fabric (you're not using!)

Libby in TN said...

Oh, YEAH! (in more ways than one)

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That gets a "WOW!" from me! And why not start something anyway - all we have is time these days!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Lovely fabric, lovely pattern... so inspiring I can see why you just had to make a start!

Gretchen Weaver said...

The fabric is perfect for fussy cutting, going to be another beauty!

Magpie Sue said...

LOL! Thank you for your excellent example of not starting another new project!

Mystic Quilter said...

WOW!! delicious fabric and fussy cutting Gayle!!

MissPat said...

I have that fabric except the background is black, not white. I'm using it as my focus fabric for the Seeing Stars Sew Along with Diane Knott (Butterfly Threads). I'm a bit behind because of my winter travels, but I'm on the last clue so there is hope. Will you be giving more lesson on how not to start a new project?
Pat

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I will be watching this quilt from afar :)

Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap! It is going to be amazing

kmkat said...

That fabric is awesome -- I love it!

Ann said...

Some fabrics are made to cut and you picked a great one. Have fun. Love the dumpling bag, too.

Nancy said...

Oh, I do love quilts like this. I'd never make one but there's just so much to look at and enjoy in the millefiori blocks. I had to chuckle at you saying, "And in all my colors!" I don't believe there's a color I haven't seen you use at some time or other! Good for you not to start a new quilt (today). But tomorrow or Monday will be a good day to start, don't you think?

Cathy said...

Oh my, that fabric is to die for. If I had access to some, I think I’d buy at least 5 yards to *cough* keep someone like you from starting a project. Not that I would start on in lieu of you. And of course all those other accessories finding their way into your possession are just a happy coincidence. But that fabric.... is it still available? Asking for a friend...

Cathy said...

OMG! and WOW! I've drooled in that book too but, darn, I don't have the book or templates so I won't not start it. Thank goodness because I don't think I have the patience or eyesight or skills to make one. I'll just have to drool on myself watching your progress.