Before we headed out on our RV adventure I prepared two "quilt kits" from my stash before putting the rest of my sewing room (pared down sewing room that is) in storage. By kit I mean I pre-cut all the pieces so that they would be ready to sew when I had the time (between camping stops). They are illustrated here on my Work in Progress page
at the bottom of the page. Note: I also brought my hexie project but the two Kathryn Kerr quilt UFOs are in storage for when we return.
Well, today I pulled out the Boxy Stars and finished the quilt top. It wasn't without a few confusing moments. I did two blocks before we moved. I did them to 'test' the fabrics and then put them away safe in a container for the RV.
I worked on them in Arizona for a bit and yes I did have the pattern instructions with me. It wasn't until today when I was finished putting the blocks together and was in pressing mode I noticed that two of these things are not like the others. I thought I had made two booboos.
In fact I made 46 booboos. It takes a special kind of talent to do that, I'm tellin' ya.
So with all the corners trimmed off already, these were set in stone and it was now time for a happy accident outcome. At least I was hoping it would be a happy accident.
This isn't how I expected this quilt to turn out. I really wanted to create the star formation (top left corner are the two 'good' blocks) but sigh...it is what it is. It's a humility quilt and I am reminded that only God is perfect.
I won't be putting a border on it. I don't have backing or batting but once we land somewhere long enough to acquire some, I will like quilt it on my Janome with a simple stitch in the ditch, bind it and gift it to whoever the Lord reveals it is for.
It's not a bad thing to work on one project at a time. Who da thunk?
Tomorrow is a travel day so I finished it, packed it away and will be ready to roll out in the morning.
See you at our next destination!
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