Hopefully it will also bring to an end my OCD regarding leftovers! Honestly, I cannot finish a project and move on when there are extra pieces. Cannot do it! In my defense (and I'm really pushing this), I had to use each and every square left from my Postage Stamp quilt. Why? Because the prints were paired with white. White is hard to match. This particular white belonged to my daughter, and I haven't a clue what kind it is. I didn't want to get it mixed with something else....see OCD!! Anyone else have this problem?!
With that confession, I'm introducing my Postage Stamp Trilogy! Seriously, I made three! This is the last in the series! (for now). I wanted to make it a little more traditional and add some color. The second one I haven't shared yet. It's traditional with a slightly modern twist.
I decided to use a block called Retro Cross Roads. That's the name I know it by, but as we all know sometimes there are several different names for the same block.
This block is 12" unfinished. Normally for this block, the center and corner squares don't have a solid. But since I had some of these center blocks already made, I decided to make it work for me.
I love the X's! It's like a great big kiss in the middle of all the little squares!
There is a slight problem. After sewing the rows together, I discovered one row doesn't line up. It is way, way off! Like 1/4" or more! Now that's a problem! Can you see it?! It's so irritating!
Tomorrow I will fix that issue! I need to buy some white batting tomorrow. I don't often use white, but it sure makes a difference if you are using white fabric in your quilt or backing.
I'm not sure how I will quilt it. It's small and manageable, so maybe this can be FMQ practice.
I've been thinking. I feel like I get tunnel vision when working on a project. Like postage stamp quilts. I made three. Back to back. Then there was all the khaki/woven stripes/feather projects. Hand dyed HST's...see what I mean?!
What about you? Do you do that? Or do you like to change it up after every project? Maybe even have several going at once?
It is interesting how we work. Methodical or free spirit sewing. I sometimes sew both ways...after all you know what they say...
Variety is the spice of life!
I think what it means: You should try different things, because trying different things keeps it interesting!