Monday, April 30, 2012
Design Wall Monday and UFO Report - Jack's Chain part 1
I will probably keep going, because it's a messy WIP and it would be nice to get it all put together into a finished top, and then I could put away all the little pieces and fabric leftovers. I have found that no matter how tempting it is to start new projects, I get so much more done if I just work on one thing at a time. You have to balance it, though, or it becomes just another chore. I'm still, surprisingly, at the stage where Jack's Chain is fun. Even with all those picky start-and-stop set-in seams.
It's going to be a really cute quilt. When I started it I had never seen another Jack's Chain quilt -- I found the pattern while leafing through Maggie Malone's 1001 Patchwork Designs, and then it's also at Quilter's Cache. Believe it or not, I saw the interplay of hexagons and 9-patches and thought, "That would be really cute in 1930's fabrics." As I've since found out, that's what a lot of 1930's quilters thought too! And I've had a fair number of comments from blog readers who have also made, or know somebody who has made, the pattern. Thanks to all commenters, you've given me the kick I needed to get this project going again!
Stash report - nothing really to report this week!
Fabric used this week: 0 yards
Fabric used year to date: 31.8 yards
Added this week: 0 yards
Added year to date: 27.2 yards
Net used for 2012: 4.6 yards
Yarn used this week: 0 yards
Yarn used year to date: 1956 yards
Yarn added this week: 0 yards
Yarn added year to date: 492 yards (all handspun, not purchased)
Net used for 2012: 1464 yards