Even though I failed miserably with my String Spiderweb in December’s OMG challenge, I’m still participating in January and setting a new goal. This month’s project is a very old mystery quilt called Chip Off the Old Block that has been a UFO for ages.
One truth that emerged from last month’s challenge is that I do not enjoy string piecing. In fact, I can’t think of any other construction method that I like less. For me, it is tediously slow and messy. I sewed for hours and hours in December and only finished about half the necessary blocks. My sewing table is COVERED with scraps and strips. I really, really want to abandon this project, but have a lot of time in it. Also, the number of completed blocks will result in a useless size. For now, I will gather this mess into a bin, and continue to chip away at it as time permits.
So….with the new year, comes an old project with fun, easy steps. When I found this old mystery quilt, I was amazed that everything was cut, placed neatly into bags and labelled. Now it will be very easy to pick up where I left off. This quilt will finish at a good size for a donation quilt. Not only will I get this big bag of fabric out of a storage bin, but the finished quilt will be out of my house too. Win, win!!
Be sure to head over to Elm Street Quilts to see what other quilters are excited about finishing in January.