Thursday, May 8, 2014

Layer Cake Patchwork Quilt: Getting Started

I don't know if it's my less than stellar organization skills right now or just my lack of will power, but I find myself too easily starting projects that are not on my immediate to do list. It usually happens when an idea comes to me. I find so much enjoyment in designing and once I have an idea in my head and the details worked out on paper (or computer), my natural instincts tell me to forge ahead and make it. I usually find some way to justify pushing other things aside in order to do so. Generally, I think that because I'm a project finisher, it's ok to start it even if I should have started a different one. I'm not going to beat myself up too much about it. A perfect example -- the other day it was my birthday, I didn't want to spend my day cleaning and I had the logistics of a quilt design all laid out and ready to start -- so I did -- because it was my day. See, justification.

The design is simple and the top should come together fairly quick. It all starts with yardage of solid charcoal gray and this layer cake of the April Showers collection by Bonnie and Camille.
I cut each of the 42 layer cake squares into (4) - 4" squares which left me with a little bit of a scrap pile to use on a later project.
I also cut a boat load of 4" charcoal gray squares as well.
The end result will be a nice sized throw quilt with a fun patchwork design. More to come...

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