Well, I have to admit - mostly to myself - that I was stalling. I need to do more to my Cherrywood project (see it here) and I don't want to. I've decided that I need to add more of the little inserts, which involves undoing parts of the top. So, major avoidance is occurring. I know I'm just being stubborn and I'll eventually get it done. But it's truly amazing what else I can get done when I'm in avoidance mode!
|17 1/4 in x 21 3/4 in without borders|
Avoidance Project #1 - my Ugly Fabric Challenge quilt is nearing completion! And about time, too, as it's due on July 11th! I finally made up my mind what to do with the hideous fabrics I received. I flailed around for awhile, and then I remembered Bonnie Hunter's saying "if the fabric is still ugly, you haven't cut it small enough". Bingo! What's the best way to use it? Little pieces. What's the best way to disguise it? Put it with similar fabrics. Thus, the log cabin. So far, without the borders, the top is at 17 1/4 in. by 21 3/4 in. Those center squares are 1 1/4 inches finished. The border triangles will also be that size. Pretty darn little, and kind of pain to make those HST's!
|arrows point out the Ugly Fabrics|
This is a close up of the Ugly Fabrics and how I used them. The middle fabric isn't too bad, so I used it as is. The other two I've used the wrong side up. Makes them play better with everything else.
At one point, after I had taken a break (the next day, I believe), I needed to cut more of the center blocks. Well, apparently I didn't measure correctly. But I didn't discover my error until I was trying to assemble the blocks. These blocks have a center square that measures 1 1/2 inch cut instead of 1 3/4 in. That 1/4 inch is hard to see, but so important to the finished size of the block! So, I have 10 extra blocks the wrong size. *sigh* We'll see what becomes of these blocks later, when I decide.
So, now I'm stalling about cutting more of the little HST's for the border. Fortunately, I didn't fold and put away the fabrics yet. So, that's what I'll be doing very soon. That approaching due date is starting to motivate me! So, even more Avoidance is going on around here! (It's getting pretty bad, huh?)
|Modern Disappearing 9 Patch|
50 3/4 in x 64 in at this point
|17 in x 24 1/4 in|
A. T. P. #3: another preemie quilt. I got it quilted at a guild workshop on Friday, now I need to find binding and do that. No rush on this one.
|44 in x 58 1/2 in|
A.T.P. #4: the String X quilt got borders! I went to see the Keeper of the Guild Fabric the other day and found something that works. It's not what I initially had in mind, but I like it. Nicely bright and cheery. This will go to a local facility for seriously ill and frail children.
The yellow fabric has little tiny bees all over it.
So, I guess I've stalled long enough now! But, didn't I get a lot accomplished?? Not finished, but accomplished. Two different things - in my world anyway. *grin* I amaze myself sometimes. hee hee! I really need to finish the challenge quilt because of the looming due date. So, that is first on my agenda. Then I think I'll move on to the Mod D9P so it can go to the quilter. Then maybe I can actually pick up the seam ripper and work on my Cherrywood project so it can be done in time for the quilt show too. Wish me luck! Or maybe you should come over and give me a kick in the butt!
So, inquiring minds want to know: what do you do when you're experiencing the Avoidance Technique? Do you recognize it when you're doing it? How do you move past it?