On the way to & from Black sheep, I was able to make quilte a bit of progress on Montego Bay. However, I take issue with Amy for calling it a 'mindless' project. Easy yes, mindless no. For me a mindless project involves knitting essentially the same thing each row, or even better, knitting the same thing over & over in the round like the body of a stockinette sweater, or a 2x2 ribbed scarf. The pattern only has four lines, and two of them are purl every stitch, but the other two start with different numbers of border stitches before going into the lace pattern, and end with different numbers of border stitches. I kept losing track of which line I was on, and I kept ending up with the wrong number of stitches (forgetting to do the last YO before the border stitches). Making mistakes in a so called 'mindless' pattern can really give a girl a complex!! Anyway, I frogged back what little work I'd done and started over in the car. I made the same mistake at least once, and had to make up the lost stitch later in the pattern, but I don't think it's that noticeable.
Note to self, if Amy ever puts out a lace pattern she calls 'begginer/intermediate', there's no way I'm qualified to try it!
In quilting news, I'm still slowly but surely ripping the seams & resewing the sashing strips on my flying geese quilt. One thing's certain though - I'm far less enthusiastic about working on it than I was when I started. I'm also having second thoughts about the fabric. Believe it or not, I'm wishing I had used *more* and that I'd taken time to really build up stash before starting. Oh well, nature of the beast I guess, quilts can take a while to make, so there's plenty of time to over-think everything.
So, while I was avoiding working on my quilt, I started cutting up fabric for my neice's flower-basket quilt. But then I had second thoughs about the design of it. It's going to have tons of triangles, and at first I thought just sew two squares together corner to corner & clip the excess. When I'd originally planned the quilt I was going to use 2" triangles, so that seemed reasonable. But then I redesigned the pattern for 3" triangles, and started cutting out the squares. After thinking about it though, I think it would be a bit too wasteful to use the square to triangle method with 3" squares. Soooo I'll either have to accept the waste, or change the design or scale of the quilt again. Which really isn't any more fun than fixing my mistakes on the first quilt.
Which is why I started a completely different quilt - can you tell the theme yet? I'd like to get a few more red fabrics, but so far so good.
I think I've developed a really bad habit of jumping to a new project every time I mess something up on my current project. If I stuck with one project longer I might actually finish things once in a while! Well, I guess there's a reason this blog is called Work in Progress... not Finished Objects!