Friday, January 25, 2019

Something Other Than A Quilt

Boy, when I don't want to work on a project, I will do anything but what I should be doing....

I am worse than a child!



I am supposed to be finishing up this Sew Kitschy wall hanging for my kitchen.  It is taking up space on one of my design walls and I won't let myself pull it down until I get the quilt top put together.  That also means the big bin of fabric for it is sitting on my cutting table in my way.



So my stubborn side, cut strips from all that leftover fabric and made a jellyroll rug to go in front of the sink.  Yes, it is a bit kidney shaped but it will work just fine!

Next time I might try the rectangular one.



It goes great with the furniture I repurposed for use in a breakfast nook.
So I am really pleased with the finish.



...and the blocks are still up on the design wall looking the same.
(Hopefully this week I will just get it done!)

Please tell me I am not the only one who plays these games with themselves.
Yeesh!




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29 comments:

Sue said...

lol you're not the only one. I'm still sewing a lap quilt I started for DH...five years ago. lol

Libby in TN said...

You are not alone! I seem to run my whole life that way. I have been known to clean something in order to avoid doing what I should be doing.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I have thought of making one of those rugs but have never gotten around to it - cute!

Alison V. said...

You are definitely not alone because I have those SAME BLOCKS sitting in a pile on my shelf not sure what to do with them!

julieQ said...

OH what a pretty rug!!! Love it...and I think I do everything but what is on my must do list sometimes, LOL!

Barb Neiwert said...

I'm laughing over here, you naughty girl! Sounds like something I would do, lol! But on the plus side, now you have a rug to match your wallhanging. Perfect! As for the bobble in the rug, mine did the same. I took it outside, hosed it down good with the garden hose, and laid it out to dry. Took away all the lumps and bumps in it. You could do the same in the bath tub, and then find a nice flat surface for it to dry. How about I send you a surprise in the mail as incentive for getting the wallhanging done???

Bernie Kringel said...

Judging by the comments on this post, this is a very common problem!! However, procrastinating by making the rug was great because it is so pretty! I haven't made one yet but have seen loads of them on social media. I think the blocks on the design wall are sweet - finish it up! Have a great weekend. :-)

tubakk said...

You're not the only one, be sure. Why is it always so fun to do other things than we're supposed to do? Have a nice weekend, with or without the blocks on your design wall.

Kathy said...

So it's a little kidney shaped . . . call it a jelly bean rug instead of a jelly roll rug!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your rug is great! It looks to me like a big undertaking - harder than making a wall-hanging, lol! I'm cleaning up (and cleaning out) my sewing room, and now I know why I have put it off for so long. I would really rather do anything else but what I am supposed to be doing! You're definitely not the only one!

Home Sewn By Us said...

HAHAHAHAHA Cynthia! I think we all have a rebellious side now and then. No matter what deadlines and severe discipline ensues, sometimes we just need that diversion. I call it a creative break, so the other project can be worked on in your subconscious. Whatever issue you have for avoiding that project will now be solved because you took a small break. That's my story and I'm sticking with it!! ~smile~ Roseanne

Paula said...

I definitely do that. My daughter cleans to avoid things. Oh how I wish I did that instead of starting another project! I love the color and one day I'll start my jelly roll rug.

chrisknits said...

Yes, you are the only one who does this. NOT!! Love them both, you will get the wall hanging done, in your time.

Melinda in CT said...

I play those games with tackling the paper pile - bills, insurance, etc. I'm sure my creditors would prefer that I had your problem. I'd rather sew, clean, anything rather than sit with the paper pile. And don't get me started on the taxes.

em's scrapbag said...

You are in good company. Your jelly roll rug looks great!

sewyouquilt2 said...

You rebel you. What Ufo that I was supposed to finish for Christmas two times already? Maybe we should trade. Lol beautiful rug though

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

I, too, play those games. I'm pretty good at it LOL But I'm making an effort to get caught up on stuff. The rug looks amazing.

Pauline Speck said...

So that’s what I’ve done..! I started clearing my cutting table, and being unsure as to which quilting WIP/UFO to work on next. When it was all clear I did a complete change, and cut out and made a cool summer dress over two horribly hot afternoons, here in South Australia. All-time records fell, with Adelaide having 46.6C, which is 115.88F!! And we're barely halfway through summer! Today is 20C (68F) cooler, and I’m gradually soaking my scorched garden, and back to pondering the next quilty project. Four-patches are soothingly appealing.
Pauline from Down Under

Louise said...

Very cute rug! At least you didn't spend that procrastination time cleaning house or some other utterly ridiculous task. I've been working on my Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt instead of finishing the one that actually has a due date...

Sharon Sauser said...

The rug looks great with your wall hanging. As for the shape, I sometimes press with steam as I go. I think you could maybe press it into a more oval shape.

Kat said...

The blocks are so cut, and the rug is so pretty! Yes, I do this all the time! Procrastination, that is!

Pamela Arbour said...

You are definitely not alone. LOL At least you got something done and it will coordinate with your quilt. When you finally get the motivation to finish that quilt you will wonder why it took you so long. Sometimes that is how it is.

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

Great job on the rug. It will look perfect in your kitchen breakfast area with your wall-hanging.

PaulaB quilts said...

My mother made one of those rugs back when I was a teenager. It’s great to see it back in style again. Enjoy it in your breakfast area. Maybe someday the quilt will be finished overnight by magic!

cjmont said...

i just finished my stitch kitschy this weekend. glad it is done.

Sharon said...

Oh, this is very familiar to me! I even have a name for the projects you do instead of the project you're supposed to do: Avoidance Technique Projects! I read all about this in Andrea Balosky's book "Transitions: Unlocking the Creative Quilter Within". She tells us that this is a part of the creative process. So, I've learned to recognize when I'm doing it, but I haven't gotten better at what to do about it! hee hee!
But I'm glad you got some other stuff done - your jelly roll rug is perfect! Love it!

Emily said...

Your rug looks great! I got a Jelly Roll Rug kit for Christmas and plan to make it this year. You are SO NOT the only person who finds other projects when they want to avoid what they should be doing! Haha! I do it, too, and I know I'M not the only one! I really like the colors in your rug and it does look great with that chair. Good luck on getting your actual project done this week!

Leanne Parsons said...

You are definitely not alone! Your rug looks great and will look fabulous with your quilt when you finish it and hang it on the kitchen wall ;)

Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty said...

Yes, we quilters all play those games with ourselves! I think it's a result of living in that space between having the self-discipline to get stuff done and wanting to play, play, play with fabric. : )

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