Yesterday I asked for some quilting project advice…Here’s the advice that fits closest to me….it’s from Michelle who said….
“How could any one person decide? BUT if you are going to work on a “Bonnie” quilt, then you need to channel Bonnie. Like many have said, start with the one that is the most done. Then pick a second one and use that for your L/E and sew on and sew forth. However, I would take it one step further (which drives the people that are unfortunate to sew by me) I would continue to sew on proj #2 till I got to a stopping part then start on #3 and sew like a crazed woman then onto #4 and ……. and yes I keep them all straight and don’t mix them up at all. I tend to draw crowds at retreats. It drives them all crazy. They can only focus on ONE thing at a time! That drives ME Crazy! Good Luck! Can’t wait to see what you decided!”
I am a lot like Michelle….I think I drive people crazy too. I like to have LOTS of projects going on in different stages so I can pick up a project as time allows. Last night after supper I quick canned some banana peppers with a little help from hubby.
I had about a half hours worth of time before I was heading to bed. I looked at all those projects surrounding my machine trying to determine which to tackle.
I ended up grabbing “Jamestown Landing”. My mood was to just do some piecing. All the other projects were far enough along that they were at a stand still. Most need something cut out or sorting out and at that time of night, I wasn’t in the mood for that. I ended getting all the string blocks sewn together and 6 of the dark star blocks done….Yes..I admit, I did stay up a bit longer than a half an hour.
I am LOVING this project. Every day that I sew one more piece…I am more in love with it.
I’ll get to those other projects….but honestly I am not real good at one project at a time unless there is a deadline. I am hoping that today I’ll squeak out enough time to cut out the sashing for Pineapple Blossom and set that next to the machine because that project is calling me too. I might go load the crumb quilt into the quilting machine…I might cut out the pieces for the Cactus Patch Quilt…just something that will get the projects one step further along.
I got questions about Cactus Patch…it’s from Bonnie Hunter’s Scraps and Shirttails 1. Here’s a little picture of that.
It’s our anniversary today….25 years….and counting. As much as LOVE quilting I have to admit marriage is the best project I have ever undertaken. It’s the most rewarding. It has the most stories and most importantly, it’s my project most likely to endure. If I need to sign up for 25 more years, I will….or I guess I should say, “I do”.