The Foundling Quilt & Update

Early July, I pulled my orphan blocks out and began playing with them on the design wall. I found a few more and there has been SO much rearranging. I’m thinking this is going to be the final layout – maybe. Every so often when i walk by it, I change something. I know that has to stop so I finally committed and sewed a few blocks together. Now all I need do is decide how to tie it all together. I’m in the process of pulling filler fabrics. This, my Foundling quilt, is definitely a challenge and that is making it enjoyable for me.

Looking back at my overall progress, I’m please that I’m headed in the direction I wanted to go, and closer to my goal. That goal? Chip away at my Works in Progress so that I only have two going at one time, reducing the flimsies hanging in my closet, and overall reducing my ridiculous large stash.

There are a number of projects in the wings – patterns with fabric, but nothing cut. Two of those projects are kits. I’m thinking of selling one because although I like it, I’m not excited about it! I also have a large hand work project waiting in the wings. It’s the Twelve Days of Christmas ornaments which was rather pricey and will take some time and I absolutely want to do that one.

Some quilters can’t imagine narrowing down to this extent, but it is giving me piece of mind. And really, I have a house full of quilts, my kids have many quilts, I’ve given too many to count away, and unless I’m chomping at the bit to make it, adding another quilt to the pile no longer gives me pleasure. I’m big into simplify these days!

Side Note – I made a few more changes to the Foundling layout!

6 responses »

  1. What a lot of work you’re putting into your Foundling Quit. I like the black/grey/white borders and fillers you are adding. Nice contrast to all the colours in the quilt blocks.

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  2. Thanks for the chart. I have several things started and always have to pick them up and open them to check. Your chart will give me a concise list that I can also take with to the store.
    Sometimes I put on super dark glasses so I am not worried about the color and can sort by shape – or sometimes I just take them one at a time and sew them blindly and call it a day. So many quilts – so little time! Thanks.

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  3. Your Foundling Quilt is progressing. So much fun to watch. The b/w/g are prefect for the fillers and borders.

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