Well I figured out the cause of the shlump.... those *#(&($# border for Erin's quilt. Once again I am not happy with my idea so I have put it away....... again...... as she will be coming home for Spring Break and I don't want her to see it.
So my alternative project is a UFO. I had some 9-patches leftover from another quilt I made and started putting them together in the same way. While feeling shlumpy (I wonder if that is in the dictionary) I started looking through some old magazines and found one totally devoted to 9-patches. I liked the way one quilt was set so now I am cannibalizing what I had started and re-making it. I will have to buy a bit of fabric to finish it, but nothing like what I would have bought to start at the beginning.
So thank you all in blog-land for letting me shlump and letting me know that I am not the only one to experience shlumpiness. (OK, enough of the 's' word LOL)