I don’t keep a ton of projects actively in-progress at the same time. I do my best to make a list and prioritize, whether it’s something with a hard deadline or just one quilt that I want to complete before another. But man, sometimes a different project really wants to cut in line.
I’m working on a Minecraft Creeper quilt for my eight-year-old son, by request. He’s long overdue for a new quilt, so I’m happy to make it for him.
Except, man, this is just not one that is fun to me. It’s easy, certainly. Just patchwork squares of green and black solids, easy peasy. But working on it is just kind of mind-numbing, and it’s not like I’m so enamored of what the final product will be. I’m happy to make it for him, but I sometimes have to force myself to work on it.
In the meantime, the mini quilt for my first Instagram swap has been tickling my brain. I knew almost right away what I wanted to do, but the darn thing isn’t due until October and OF COURSE I should prioritize my CHILD, right?
Well, the Minecraft top is done and I haven’t gotten fabric for the back, yet. So OOPS I sat down and made the top for that mini.
I’m so excited about it, though! It now has a pale gray border, and I love the way it came together. (And the pink and greens are not nearly so neon-looking in real life.) It really didn’t need to be so high on my list of priorities, but I just really, really wanted to work on it.
I still haven’t decided how to quilt it (of course), and I really do want to finish off my son’s quilt and work on one for his little sister, among other things on my list.
But it felt good to take a break and get this one underway.