Sunday, May 06, 2012
Before long there were jelly rolls and turnovers and layer cakes and what-was-it-cinnamon buns? to tempt us. And we succumbed. For me, it was mostly because the products were so darned cute. I remember, though, buying that first jelly roll and wondering what the heck I was going to do with it.
Over time, as I've mentioned before, I have tired of the all-of-one-line look. I miss the fun of pulling bolts out and putting them together to see which I liked better with my feature fabric. And I've come to think of the all-of-one-line projects as lacking a certain spark, seasoning, zing, whatever.
I have two BOMs that have been in progress for a long time, and I've lost interest in them. I wonder how much of that loss of interest has to do with their being single line BOMs. Eventually I'll finish them.
I still have some charm packs, bought because of their downright cuteness and because they are a good solution to a need for a baby quilt in a bit of a hurry, and one layer cake that I was gifted. This week I started a baby quilt from a charm pack and chose a different line of fabric for the cornerstones and border and will use something I already have for the binding. I'm going to try not to buy any more precuts, and as I try to use up the ones I already have, adding at least one "outside" fabric will help, I think, to give the project a bit of a zing.
If I were more clever, I'd design a special button that would say something like "No More Precuts" or perhaps snappier phrasing for the same sentiment. Meanwhile, I've made up my mind to eschew those cute little charm packs, avoid those enticing jelly rolls and layer cakes and whatevers, and even try to by-pass FQ sets. Anyone else want to join me in taking this pledge?
Posted by Nancy, Near Philadelphia on Sunday, May 06, 2012