I’ve been having a hard time keeping on task with my knitting, so I took a break last week to work on a quilt, instead. I still have a long way to go, but it’s a different kind of stashbusting for me.
I’ve been collecting fabric scraps and fat quarters since I was little, before I even knew how to sew. Two of my aunts have been quilting forever and my mom sewed every now and again. My mom, however, is obsessed with the idea of the “crazy quilt” whereas my aunts mostly work on traditional quilts. Makes perfect sense if you were to meet them.
For my quilt, however, I just wanted to work on something simple. I didn’t want the rigidity of a pattern, but I didn’t want the complexity of a crazy quilt. Instead, I’m just making a patchwork quilt with the squares placed to appear random (because if they were truly random, I probably wouldn’t like it as much; it’s probably more accurate to describe it as more or less evenly spaced).
The problem I’m finding is that I just do not have enough space to lay out a quilt, have out my sewing machine, and have my iron and ironing board nearby. So, now, I’m back to working in pieces between knitting things. My mojo isn’t completely back, especially in the area of keeping track of things, but it’s returning slowly.
Later, I’ll be posting about my updated yardage totals and what I’m knitting away at. For now, it’s a bit of a disorganized mess.