I really shouldn't be surprised that my scrappy squares quilt is taking a while to finish, but each day I think I'll make more progress than I actually do and then my anticipated completion date gets put further back. I need to have some patience, but it feels I have spent a lot of time with these fabrics and this quilt and I want to make some new fabric friendships.
This quilt is about 62" square so my backing fabric was never going to be enough. I wondered about putting two large strips down the sides but then I thought that I was missing a trick to get down more of my stash and scraps so I opted to piece together random fabrics of random quantities and I think it adds to the overall scrappy feel.
I haven't worked out the total amount of fabric I've used in this project, but both the front and back felt heavy when I was getting them ironed and basted, and this was very satisfying.
Tomorrow and Sunday I don't have much planned, so I am hoping that this will be finished then. There is another Sew my Stash challenge over on Project Leasa taking place this month and it's a "Precuts Party". At Christmas a friend gave me some 5" Liberty squares and I really want to get them sewn together now. I feel I have not even got my glad rags on and yet everyone else is already sipping the champagne. When this is completed I will be hitting that Tana Lawn and joining in the fun straight away.
How true to my word am I? Here's my commitment - this will be finished and blogged about on Monday, Ooh er - I've got to finish it now!