Oh boy -- I just unearthed a treasure trove.
But first - if you remember, I could NOT find those darn panels that I had purchased several years ago, and it was niggling in the back of my head. Where could I possibly have put them? Then, while I talked to Carol about One Block Wonder quilts yesterday, the location literally flew into my head. The moment I got off the call, I ran downstairs and put my hands on them! And it was in the logical place - I just didn't search well enough the first time - that's the problem with UNMARKED boxes.
This shelf is tucked away in a storage room downstairs - the one that houses all the community project stuff. I had given the shelf a glance and looked through a few boxes, but obviously not hard enough. See the purple containers near the top left? Well, there's an unmarked white pizza box on top, and when I opened it - there were the missing panels.
|The box of missing panels|
Was I correct in my guess of what was on the panels? I was close. I had said a fairy in a garden and a peacock. Let's see what they really were.
OK -- so it was a fairy, but not in a garden - it's a Christmas tree! I have seen this one made into a One Block Wonder, and it was stunning. This is the one that I saw at a guild meeting, and it was the reason I purchased the panels.
|A fairy in a Christmas tree panel|
|Chevy truck panels|
But WAIT - it doesn't stop there. I decided the best thing to do was to consolidate ALL the One Block Wonder stuff together so the next time, I could find it more easily.
Let's start with the books. Yep -- four books for Stack and Whack and One Block Wonder.
|Stack and Whack and One Block Wonder books|
|More Stack and Whack and One Block Wonder books|
|More books and a pattern|
|Stack and Whack using a 15-degree ruler|
|Stack and Whack fan quilt|
|Vegetable fabric for the Stack and Whack|
|Bright fabric with dark background|
|Same print - different colorway|
|Stack and Whack and One Block Wonder|
|The Stack and Whack yardage|
Here's the question I pose for myself. Why? Why would I have amassed so much when I had already made so many of these quilts? I have no idea - but it seemed like a good thing at the time, or I wouldn't have bought so much. It's a sickness, to be sure, and I had it bad! I'm glad to say that this habit has STOPPED. Never to be resurrected again. I think long and hard about buying anything.
If no one wants the fabric above, it can easily be moved into the backing area, and I'll make good use of it there. The panels? I'm not sure - but I'll find a use for them.
And what about my current project with the small panels? I had a few minutes yesterday to mess around, and this is what it looks like.
|My current project with Stack and Whack|
It looks a bit of a hot mess, but I've got a plan in how to proceed -- one step at a time, and that will clean up the center so you can see the panel. I have three hexagons leftover, and I'm going to try and work them in somehow!!
So here's my lesson to all of you! I know why I bought so much of this fabric. It was because I thought that once it was gone - it would be gone. And that's not true. That particular fabric might be gone, but there'll be many more just like it to replace it. Oh yes -- there is NOTHING new in the patterns, styles, and colors of fabric that emerge each year. It gets recycled, although I haven't seen those cutesy calico prints come back. Well, that's not true. They did come back, but not in the same oranges and brown we had in the 70s!!!
If anyone is interested in any of the fabric/panels above, send me an e-mail, and we can chat about the price. email@example.com
I made good progress on one of the paperwork projects, and I hope to finish it this morning and try to get the other one done as well. I loaded another customer quilt this morning, and my brain was so focused on my audiobook that I didn't realize what I had done.
I pinned it to the wrong roller! I had to remove it and repin it in place. Oh, shoot! But if you have NOT read The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, I highly recommend it. Wow -- it just goes to show that you just don't know how your life would be if you made one small choice differently. That's why we need to learn to live life with NO REGRETS. We need to understand that just because we made a wrong choice doesn't mean we have to live with it. We are in control of our lives, although I do believe that fate plays a huge part. OK -- so we can't control our lives, but we can control how we REACT to outside influences. I'm not always the best with that, but I just try to let most bad things roll off my back.
And that's enough philosophy for today.
The only thing on the agenda is to get my MIL to her physio. It was DH's turn today, but I offered, so he has to do it twice next week! And besides, there's a geocache close to her physio, and I can get that while she's having her treatment!!! 😃😃
Have a super day!!!