Okay. I have a confession to make. For the past few weeks I’ve been working on a churn dash quilt and I finally admitted to myself that I’m not liking it. At all.  The blocks are all made in different colors and prints and no matter how I lay them out it’s just not working for me. (You can see some of the blocks here.)

So, what’s a girl to do?  This girl took them off her design wall and packed them away. I feel so guilty, I mean all that fabric! All that time!  All those blocks just sitting on a shelf not being used! Goes against everything I was taught about not being wasteful.  I also feel like I gave up, and I really try not to give up on anything. Ever.   I keep telling myself I’ll use those blocks eventually, just not together in the same quilt. Somehow, that made it better and helped some of the guilt go away.

Have you ever “abandoned” a project? Did you go back to it?

On a happier note, I started two projects this week and I really like the way they’re turning out. One of the projects is a handbag, something I’ve been wanting to do for a while now. The bag is made from Dresden blades and is just so stinking cute!  I’m also using those blades to make a quilt. Both are done with patterns from Missouri Star Quilt Company. I’ll give you more information in an upcoming post; for now I’ll leave you with a few pics.

Dresden Purse

Dresden Purse

This fabric is from a layer cake called Unforgettable by Riley Blake Fabrics.  I’m in love with these colors.

Dresden Purse Kona Coal

Inside is Kona Coal

At first I wondered if the Kona Coal would be too dark for these bright colors, but it turned out perfectly.  This is the first time I’ve used any of the Kona solids and I really like this fabric.

Dresden Purse Handles Closure

Love the topstitching!

Here’s a pic of the topstitched handles.  This stitch was on my Janome 6500 and I like how it looks.  I ended up using this burgandy thread because I didn’t have any grey, which I had planned on using (forgot to pick it up at the shop yesterday) and I’m very happy with it.  Now I’m kinda glad I didn’t have that grey. 🙂

Hopefully I’ll have pictures to show you of the matching quilt soon.  I’m as excited about it as I am about this darling little bag!

Happy Quilting!



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