Kelli and I have both been working on deadline quilts. I finished my quilt top but Kelli’s has LOTS on intense piecing. Saturday she brought it home and we both worked on it.
Those of you who have seen Kelli and I speak together at guild meetings you have heard us say that we both have a VERY different style when it comes to quilting. She is a neat freak…every seam must lay perfectly…every pin has to be pinned correctly. Not me…I am the messy one. Even though she is a little behind on her quilt top, she wouldn’t let me pin. She says I pin wrong. I really don’t understand “how to pin correctly”..and that’s okay. Kelli would let me sew though. So she pinned and I sewed. It worked fine with me and I didn’t take any offense to our differences at all because while she was being “miss picky pinner”, I was sewing this….
I finished sewing up the last five blocks of this project. I got the rows sewn together and I even made the sashing strips. All that’s left is to sew it all together.
This is Odds and Ends from American Patchwork and Quilting June 2010 (I think). This is a long term UFO. I have wanted and wanted to sew on it but I knew I wouldn’t give it away so other things always became the priority. I know I am not the only one who puts sewing for others in front of sewing for myself. I wouldn’t have even sewn on it today had I not been helping Kelli with her deadline quilt and had time in between.
My deadline quilt is on the quilt frame and slowly I am working on it. I can’t come up with a quilt design that I am super excited about. There is a bit of open space and I’m just not sure how I want to fill it. It’s all I can do to not just stop and finish this quilt but I really can’t…deadline-deadlines.
I’ll leave these strips hanging over the chair in the sewing room. As I am talking on the phone or chatting with Hubby when he comes in from the field, I’ll grab a few rows and pin or it might end up that I grab it and take as a pinning project for the car.
It’s not done…but the end is in sight and right now, even that is making me smile.
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