It is a bit overcast today, and a good time to show you the progress on Traffic Jam One.
It has been a flimsy for a few days now, but work and a couple of sunny afternoons prevented me from taking photos.
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:
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.
Looks a bit like a stained glass window from the back:
Traffic Jam Two in progress:
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!
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