When I was cleaning the sewing room and found my stash of UFO projects, I found this. UGH.
Come on, please tell me I’m not the only who loved a block of the month, brought the first month home home and then decided YUCK. I hate blocks of the month. Well…this is me. Here I am. When this first came out I was SO excited. I saw the quilt. I loved the quilt. I love that it’s Civil War reproductions…I loved it all except sewing it. YUCK, YUCK.
The premise of blocks of the month is so easy. One day a month, make one block they say. It will be fun they say. You’ll hardly realize the time you have in it and in a year, you’ll have a quilt they say. This kit gives you so much extra fabric they say. You could almost make two quilts with the amount of fabric they say. Some people are actually subbing in extra fabric and making two at a time they say. Do it they say and hook, line and sinker, I’m in. But…that’s where I sit. Sinking.
This has been in my closet for years. I’ve told myself again and again that I’m actually going to finish it. I haven’t.
I have months 1-3 done…and yes, I did start two quilts of it. Bright idea…huh. I can’t even get myself to do one let alone two.
I am just going to straight up admit it. I don’t like blocks of the month. I hate putting all the work into figuring out how to make one block…then once I figure it out and I’m done. I don’t feel like I learned any organization technique to make the next blocks go smoother because there are no next blocks like this one. I don’t feel like I can assembly sew because there are just a couple blocks. I can’t sit and do relaxing sewing because I’m popping up and down to iron…up and down to look at the directions. I just don’t like it.
So what am I to do? I could pull all the fabric out and just use the fabric for other projects but then I don’t end up with the quilt and I do really like the quilt. Here’s one of the worst things…Kelli bought the same block of the month and she also started two quilts. I think she only has the first two months done though. She’s already asked me to sew hers if I ever get inclined to do mine.
I look at people who do block of the month projects that are monthly and I just wonder how? How do they discipline themselves to stop sewing a project they love to do a block of the month. Once I have my groove going, I just hate to break it.
So blog readers…how about some advice? I was thinking maybe I needed to have a UFO party in 2016. I could focus on this quilt and all I’d have to do is a block each month. I don’t know though…I couldn’t do that when I originally started this. Maybe you all can keep me accountable.
Honestly…send some advice my way…tell me I’m not the only one…help me devise a plan to finish this. I paid lots of money for the program and love the quilt plus I want the space it’s taking up in the quilting room to be mine.