I Lack Focus
I set a personal (unpublished) goal at the first of the year to finish things and to deal with the leftovers -- pieces/parts and scraps -- immediately and not let them pile up.
Inspired by a friend a couple of weeks ago I dragged out an old unfinished One Block Wonder. In the intervening time I have managed to finish the top and cut the back.
|OBW#4 - Split Pea Soup|
This UFO was in the same container as OBW#4 and I couldn't in good conscience put it back in the box. The pattern is Honeycomb Waffle by Sara Nephew (Big Book of Building Block Quilts) and also included in ABC 3-D by Marci Baker. While it doesn't use stacked repeats, it is a hexagonal construction like OBW.
When I was actively teaching, this was my most popular class. It looks complex but is really SO easy. Apparently I was using this as my teaching sample because the top was in various stages of completion (known in the trade as "step-outs"). I had a few stripsets to sew and then cut the equilateral triangles yesterday. Today will be devoted to assembling the center.
As frequently happens, I backed myself into a corner -- or so I thought. Since it was "just a sample" I had used some small, probably 1-yard pieces so it's not a big quilt. It really needs a border to make it useable. I couldn't find anything in my stash last night, but in the light of day I have found a solution! Hoping to have photos tomorrow.
Linking with Patchwork Times.