Sunday, August 21, 2011

Procrastination Justification

Okay, so I stayed up until the wee hours last night figuring out how I could come up with backing for the Drunkard's Path without taking a trip to the quilt shop today. No matter what, I just didn't have enough of the two Moda fabrics to piece. Until I looked in the closet solid stash and realized that back when I was having fits and starts getting that circular stitching right, I had bought just a small bit extra of the solid ivory background. Well that piece was enough to stretch my other leftover fabrics to a fit.


One would think that I would have made my sandwich and started quilting today, anticipating an August OPAM finish from this, but if one would have thought that, then one doesn't know me at all.

Instead of finishing that project, or instead of pulling out the Baltimore Album notes to see what my homework was for this month, I thought I'd have a much better time standing at the cutting table for 4 hours cutting all the pieces required for the Halloween quilt. (Inordinate amount of cutting  time due to lots of fussy cutting that was required.)

And now that they're cut, and I'm staring at the drunkards top and background pinned to the design wall, I've convinced myself that the best course of action is to fold those puppies up, slide them into the freshly labeled 'To Sandwich' cubby in the studio closet, and head full throttle into the Halloween quilt.

If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy....that's my excuse!


  1. HAH! You are too funny and I agree with Mamma being happy! In fact.... I have the fridge magnet! Have fun.

  2. Exactly what any good quilter would do!

  3. I think you made exactly the right decision. My reasoning is always that if I make myself do something I don't want to, I somehow always muck it up.

  4. Yay!!! Using from the stash is always a great thing to do! Can't wait to see that Halloween quilt, the fabrics are looking pretty cute!

  5. I love the back you came up with--great stash busting! I have that same Halloween quilt to due from the magazine. First hunted all over for the fabric, now working on two other quilts! Love your blog--just found you today!


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