I tried to stick with the two quilt projects I’m currently working on, but since both of my machines are in the shop, I picked up one of my favorite quilt books, Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in Ireland, and began innocently thumbing through the glorious pictures. Well, within a few hours I was in the sewing room, cutting 6 1/2″ squares from my Kaffe collection. Pencil and paper in hand, I sketched out my next quilt using primarily my yellows. I then ordered his ochre dots for sashing and a bright ochre and yellow for the border. More fabric.
When I saw my first Kaffe Fassett quilt at a quilt show perhaps fifteen years ago, I was not impressed. “Too busy,” I said. Perhaps his designs grow on you, or maybe they’ve just improved over the years, but I now love to work with them and thumb through his beautifully illustrated books.
So I now have three open (‘current’) projects in my sewing room. I have each one in a basket to keep them apart and will joyfully go from one to the other depending on my mood. Now that’s not to suggest I only have three UFOs. There are more in the closet, all their parts contained in baskets as well, but they don’t count because I’m not currently working on them! (get it?)
We quilters are good at kidding ourselves. We can always justify one more fabric purchase or one more project. Keep on quilting!
(BTW, here is one of the projects waiting in the closet. This should be next!)