Monday, November 16, 2009

Wasted my precious pinks and my time!

My bird question was answered by several responders. It is an American Goldfinch in Winter colors. Either a young one or a female. Thanks to all who helped me. The bird is gone now. I hope it found it's flock.
My goal was to make ME a pink Smokey Mountain Star. The first one I made went to a grand daughter in Indianapolis. Well, I wasted three days of piecing and wasted some fabric from my precious pink collection. There is not enough contrast for the pink stars to shine. My pinks are too pale and my neutrals are too dark. I have all the pieces made to assemble and after doing two rows I realized my error. When I made Tarraha's quilt I only used two very light backgrounds. I remembered too late or I was in too much of a hurry grabbing pre-cut fabrics from my Stash User's System.

Now what do I do with the pieces I have? GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

Any suggestions? Maybe make snowball blocks from them...whatever...anyway I now have a bagillion (400) of waste half square triangles. I added them to the bagillion (400)I had from the first quilt. SO I guess all is not lost.

Saturday was a productive sewing day. Nice and sunny and a pleasant distraction from my family troubles. Too bad I wasted my time and fabric!

I do have all 50 fabrics cut for my postagestampquilt swap on Yahoo. They simply need to be sorted in 25 piles. A task that I have to lock the cats from the room! They are very unhappy with ANY closed doors. But I do not need any kitties helping me sort my neat piles. Thank you.


4 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh..I just hate when this happens. All is not lost is it? Turn it into a small doll quilt for some lucky little lady.

Elaine Adair said...

This is your Mom - it's not wasted if you learned a lesson.

8-))
Elaine Adair

Teri said...

Sometimes bad poor color choices happen to all of us. Try an Ohio star in the middle with a darker pink (or even red) and use those for the 4 corners blocks. Another idea is to finish what you started and donate the quilt. It will be pretty...it just wasn't what you had in mind.

qltmom9 said...

How would one go about finding the postagestampquilt swap, please? That sounds like such fun~