This quilt was first born when I was given a bag of strips that were black and white and then a few red strips.
I had seen black and white quilts made by others with a splash of another color with accents. Immediately I knew that I wanted to make one in the simple rail fence pattern.
What I didn’t realize is just how much black and white material I would need to do so! Somehow I thought what was given to me would be enough. A laugh on me!
I have worked on this quilt for 3 weekend quilt retreats now. As you can see, I have only 4 rows complete. I am making it 11 rows. I have enough blocks made for 1 more row. I’m waiting now on more black and white fabric for more blocks before adding any more on.
I had a friend give me a little more black and white fabric and I have scoured through my fabric collection and found just a bit more. I decided that I am also making the back from a mixture of fabrics that I am using on the blocks. Had I not decided that, yes, I would have enough for the front. Oh well, I am having fun making it as I go along. I highly doubt I work on it again until the next retreat I will attend, which is at the end of October.
Do you have any long time projects going that you only work on at certain times?