Thursday, February 21, 2008

Civil War Diary Quilt

Last night I joined a webring for the Civil War Diary Quilt. I have several of the blocks done from last year when I did a sit n sew at the LQS. These blocks are fun to do but very labor intensive. I joined the web group in the hopes of being motivated to get all of the blocks done for the quilt. I will post pictures of the blocks I've done later. I have approximately 26 blocks made and after joining this group, I have decided to do at least 1 block per week. I am setting it low right now because I have several other projects that need to be worked on also. I can always do more blocks but I have decided I am not going to stress myself out this year. Last year, I was doing 26 blocks each month. These blocks were exchanges and not all were easy blocks. I stayed caught up and did other projects too but I really got stressed over the holidays trying to get everything done. I decided that I would never do that again. I love quilting and sewing and crafting and I always want to enjoy myself. I did not start quilting to be stressed out over it. I started quilting because it was so relaxing! Hah! Not last year....anyway, I am going to do my projects and enjoy the journey. Can you tell I mean that? I really want to get this quilt done. I love the blocks and have really enjoyed the book. I am not going to let this turn into a UFO for future generations to finish.

3 comments:

ELIN - "The quilt maiden" said...

I agree with you! Not get stressed up, but it's easy to tell, not easy to do...
Look forward to seeing your blocks!

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Yes I'm hoping to be shamed into finishing my CWD quilt by joining the group. I have a lot of trouble sticking with anything, so I hope the more prolific quilters drag me along with them!

Nancy said...

Good luck with your "not getting stressed" plan. I say that too, but then I go and plan too many projects to be completed in too little time. It hasn't turned me off to quilting, but it is more fun to be in the not-stressed mindset!

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