So a few weeks ago I had a really bad day. Everything seemed completely pointless. I knew I was just being crazy, but I also knew that I needed something to distract me from how totally blah life was until I snapped out of it. So I turned on BBC's The Lord of the Rings (LOVE IT!) and started to sew.
I had been crushing on this quilt for a couple of weeks and decided it would fit the bill. It would be low stress sewing (no matching points or exact cutting) and I could use up the small cuts of Echio fabric that I had been collecting. I thought it would be fun to make a car inspired quilt for my mechanic brother, but knew it would take a ton of (expensive) Echino to make a full quilt. With this quilt I could use what I had and fill in the rest with neutrals. Lots of the neutrals were scraps from my neutral prisms quilt. Sweet!
I pieced bits of the Echino canvas for the centers and just started adding fabric around them. I finished up 20 blocks that day. The only problem is that it is a little on the small side for a grown man. (48 x 60) But to make go from 4 x 5 layout to 5 x 6 I need to make 10 more blocks and that feels like a lot.
We'll see what I end up doing. Maybe improv borders would be faster? I know I need to finish it, but the I-must-make-that-quilt! itch is gone and I have other projects on my mind. Ahhh....life is to hard when you have so much fabric. :)
Have a great weekend! I am linking up with Finish It Up Friday.