a slight dilemma

my quilt patches More than a year ago, I started work on this quilt, with hopes of finishing in time to take it to college. I figure having a nice handmade quilt in college will be great: cute, fun, and a daily reminder of my creativity. A few weeks ago, I remembered my goal, and now, less than two months before college (scary!) I’m attempting to finish an enormous quilt.

my quilt patchesI dug out the box full of patches, and counted up in accordance with my self-made chart. I then cut out as many additional patches as I could from my fabric scraps… then I ran out of half of the fabrics. According to my calculations, I need at least half a yard more of each of the lacking fabrics. And, as this was a stashbusting quilt, most of the fabrics were purchased from Jo-Ann’s clearance section well over a year ago, so I have no idea how to track them down. Oh no!

For now, I suppose I’ll keep stitching together patches.. I’ve got an extremely basic pattern in mind that I came up with myself (although I’m sure it’s been done before) but unfortunately, it uses a pretty much equal amount of each patch. Perhaps I can do a few simple patch substitutions with similar fabrics; as long as it’s somewhat organized, it should look pretty decent. I’ve still got some hope! But I can’t help realizing that I do not have the time to complete a full-size quilt; ugh. The quilt top is easy, but I have no idea how to do the other stuff!

So wish me luck, and hopefully I’ll come back with a slightly more optimistic post!

5 Responses

  1. Michelle says:

    Good luck finishing! I really like the fabrics you chose. Hopefully you’ll find some similar ones to finish.

  2. Lu-ie says:

    I love the colors you’re using. So bright and cheerful!

    When it comes time to finish the quilt I’d recommend that you look for any “Quilt in a Day”book, Elinor Burns makes it so easy.

    To save money, try the library. I can’t wait to see it when it’s done.

  3. Suzi says:

    After rifling through your blog for the past half-hour, I would just like to say you’ve inspired me! And your narwhals ARE SO DANG CUTE. :)

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