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I'm a quilting, knitting, sewing, cooking,reading, gardening nut who can never find enough hours in the day to get it all done. Then again, getting it all done is out-of-the question. I'm too easily distracted.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Talking to Myself Today...

Actually talking to myself.  Out loud.
Having to tell myself "No New Starts!"
"Finish Something!!!"
So I pulled out this quilt.  

The top and these two borders have been this way since late September of 2010.
I loved working on these blocks…
So why has it been folded up in a bin for all this time?
I have no excuse.
I decided to press it and get back to work on it.  First up…dealing with that potentially wavy border on the left side.  I can see the ripples in it…and I'm pretty sure that it is 1/2" too long, but I think the larger problem is that the 1/2 square triangles border is where the problem begins.
However…I'm not sure I care to try to remedy that…it might be too much work.
(will it quilt out? )
And that mistake in the upper right corner?  Not sure I care to fix that either.
Perfection is not my issue……
But laziness is.

Now in addition to the wonky border, I have another problem
This quilt is 90" square 
It has a vine and leaves that need to be appliquéd all the way around.
I'm not so sure that I care to hold that whole quilt in my lap.
I'm thinking it will be a big pain in my ass.
Should I even admit that I don't want to have to fold the thing up every time I'm done working on it?
So this is what I'm pondering.
I'm thinking I should do the appliqué on each border and then join them to the quilt.  I can leave extra stem hanging off the end and join the ends after I sew the border on.

Do me a favor and leave me a comment…let me know how you would proceed.  I need to get this thing done.


Friday, March 7, 2014

A Change of Pace

The sun is out today!  It's a whopping 36* outside and if I had a brain in my head I would be outside squinting and avoiding the huge potholes that are surely opening up today and swallowing cars whole.
But instead I walked on my treadmill (in the basement) and started a new quilt (also in the basement.
Ridiculous, I know, for so many reasons.  There are 2 abandoned BOM's in bins waiting to be revisited.  Three quilts on 3 design walls waiting to be completed.  Countless others in piles and drawers….Yet I ignored them all in favor of some instant gratification.

I got the fabric a couple weeks ago at Guildcrafters Quilt Shop in Berkley, Mi. 
The Background fabric is a Michael Miller flannel and the "solids" are Quilters Linen by Robert Kaufman.  

This was a super simple quilt that I made from the Moondance pattern by Villa Rose Designs …its just a little 4x6 pattern card that cost a couple bucks that I also found it at Guildcrafters.
The quilt finished at 40"x50", so it will be super easy to quilt it myself.

That's it for now.  I just wanted to check in.  Ttyl!