Traffic Jam One – It’s A Flimsy!

It is a bit overcast today, and a good time to show you the progress on Traffic Jam One.

Traffic Jam

It has been a flimsy for a few days now, but work and a couple of sunny afternoons prevented me from taking photos.

Traffic Jam

I had a bit of trouble finishing up this flimsy.  Call it ‘airhead moments’, ‘senioritis’, or just a lack of concentration.  

I thought that I had miscalculated and did not have enough cut green squares.

So I cut and cut and sewed my borders.

And my borders were too long.

And I miscalculated my miscalculations and never really miscalculated to begin with.

Here is what is leftover:

Traffic Jam

I will find a purpose for the parts eventually.

Of course, that defeats the original purpose of using up all of those scraps… in this quilt… in the first place.

Traffic Jam

Looks a bit like a stained glass window from the back:

Traffic Jam

Traffic Jam Two in progress:

Traffic Jam

Previous Traffic Jam Posts:

Pat Sloan’s Pattern

Traffic Jam One Update

What was I doing on the sunny afternoons after work?

Why, pruning and raking, and making discoveries in the garden, of course!

Here are just a few of my discoveries:


Lots of crocus!


Lots of daffodils (and larkspur)!


Stately Crown Imperials!

Crown Imperial

Fragrant Hyacinths!


Lots of budding shrubs, including this elderberry!


“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” — Rainer Maria Rilke

11 responses to “Traffic Jam One – It’s A Flimsy!

  1. Lucky you getting outside. Spring hasn’t quite arrived here yet.


    • The forecast is showing a chance of snow tomorrow, but it isn’t going to stick around. Daytime temps are in the upper 40’s to mid 50’s. I was blessed to have a nice window to be outdoors! I hope your spring comes soon!


  2. Oh my, it looks wonderful outside, and the quilt too!


  3. Too funny about second-guessing incorrectly-correct calculations! Too relatable, too. Must be a Laura-thing.
    BTW: I recognize some of your fabrics in your ‘overstocked’ lime green (of course) leftovers…and just for the record – scraps generate more scraps – yes they do!


    • Once I get caught up (Is that even possible?), I may have to designate a year a scrap sewing year.

      Yes, I was looking at my photo of the quilt, and thinking that I have way too much yellow-green in my stash. Ha, ha!

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  4. Wow, your quilt is beautiful!


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