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:

Crocus

Lots of crocus!

Crocus

Lots of daffodils (and larkspur)!

Daffodils

Stately Crown Imperials!

Crown Imperial

Fragrant Hyacinths!

Hyacinth

Lots of budding shrubs, including this elderberry!

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.

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    • 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!

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

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  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!

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    • 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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