In the middle of doing those, I was obsessing over a piece of fabric I wanted for the last bit of applique I had to add to a differet quilt block. I knew the fabric I thought would be perfect and surely there had to be a piece of it left in either the stash or the in the scrap storage drawers.
Checked the stash first – no such luck. Went through the three scrap drawers – nope. Went back to work on the borders. There has to be a piece in those scrap drawers – I must have just missed it, so dug through them again. Nope. Back to the borders. What about in the storage tub that holds the christmas quilts in progress (the fabric is a gold glitz tone on tone and I’ve used it in a couple christmas projects). Of course, the storage tub I need is at the bottom of the stack in the farthest reaches of the closet. Pull them all out and not in the storage tub. Check the other ones just for good measure. Not in any. One last check in the scrap drawers – this time dumping the whole kit and kaboodle out on the floor of the sewing room. Nope, still didn’t make a little 1.5″ square of fabric show up anywhere. I have offically given up, after destroying the entire sewing room (even tho I know once I use a different piece of fabric the one I want will probably materialize [no pun intended] somewhere. And as for those scraps on the floor — they have let me down. They may all just get dumped into a garbage bag and hit the dumpster now that I’ve made a total mess out of them. I personally don’t even like to make scrap quilts. :-)
So now that it’s taken three times as long as it should have to get two border rounds on a quilt, I think I shall make myself a latte (yeah like I need more caffine), move the storage tubs off to the side so I can get at the stash again, and I will search for border fabric for Just Butterflies.
(oh yeah – I broke one of the plastic tubs – it is jam packed with quilt tops that I need to quilt and the tub slipped and hit the floor so I need to replace that one). ;-)