I’m trying to make the most of the days that I have off. I really want to get that pile of quilt tops tackled. Today was a little harder for me to just grab one and go though. Today I had to talk myself into quilting this next one.
I really didn’t want to. There was a reason this quilt was in the pile. There was a reason I didn’t tackle it….I knew I’d have problems with it. I knew I didn’t love the quilt….
It looks nice in pictures….Once I’m done and show it as a finish I’ll point out why it’s not my favorite. It will actually be a great quilt for showing my ideas on color theory… But now I want to talk a little about that quilt that is in the pile that you don’t want to and never find the time to quilt.
This one was mine. I finally gave myself permission to just quilt it. I wasn’t holding myself to making this one look spectacular. I gave myself permission to not go above and beyond. I told myself it was fine to just get it done….and that’s what I did.
It’s still going to be a fine quilt. I’m still doing a good job. I’m not however fretting about it.
See how it doesn’t lay really flat?? That was a challenge, but I pulled up my big girl pants, did my best and moved on. I wanted the quilt top pile finished more that I wanted a perfect product and that’s what finally got me working on this quilt.
Do you give yourself permission to just finish a project?? It was actually really freeing. I’m so glad this won’t be hanging over my head anymore. What a relief.
I had a trusty sidekick helping me. See??…she’s been much better these last two days.
I worked on this quilt until is was off the ground and Rosie couldn’t pee on it. Then I went on to bind this….
Imagine my frustration when I got this far and had no more binding fabric…AHH. I was out of fabric too….so, being this quilt is going for a benefit, I ripped all of the binding off and started with new binding. I wanted teal but alas…not enough teal in the stash so option B..was pink. If I were to do it again, I think I would have made it scrappy.
Stay tuned this week when I show the whole finished and you can weigh in on what you would have done for binding.
I originally got these blocks from Roxanna. She gave up on the quilt and sent it my way. When she was making it, she was going to put in a row of light colored blocks. I opted against that…but then I had blocks left over.
I ended up deciding to make a baby sized quilt using them and focusing on low volume fabrics.
Today I did some speed sewing and put this top together.
It’s not fancy but I like it. I’ll add it to the pile of quilt tops I have that need quilting. I thought about adding a border but I think it’s okay as is…opinions?
I had planned on trying to take pictures of the quilts I’ve finished in the last couple days so I could start writing blog posts about them but it was terribly windy, rainy and cold today. There will be a better day for it.
I ended up getting the big string quilt I showed in the first pictures off the frame. Whew…another one just a little further on the road to completion.
Today I’m heading over to Quiltville. I want to check out the Sew in Place quilt along… I really want to get my own stuff done so I hate to start anything new but with the way things are looking, I’ll have all of April (and maybe longer) off work so I might as well. Are you joining the fun??
Fingers crossed for some nice weather so I can take some pictures of the finished quilts….