Well, I didn't get to do my teal blocks Saturday or during the week last week like I intended but I did sew all week. Friday night, I finished putting together my Friendship Star quilt and I must say that I am so pleased with it. I have never used black to sash anything with and I really like how it looks. The quilt is made up of big friendship star block (12 inch finished) and the borders are 6 1/2" borders with 6 1/2" friendship stars on the corners. Some of the 12 inch blocks were birthday blocks from many years ago that I received from my quilting group. I made a lot of them myself to make the quilt as big as I wanted.
I found out something lately that took me by surprise. I finally realized that the thing I like least about quilting is putting borders on. I like making blocks and putting sashing on. I like binding and quilting but I never realized that the biggest thing that bothers me or stops me from finishing is the borders. I can be almost finished with a project and I'll put it up for awhile and not finish it. When I look at my project lists, a lot of the unfinished projects just need a final border to be finished. Hmm, I made up my mind when I realized this that I'm going to stop procrastinating and get over this obstacle. I pulled two more projects out Saturday and started pulling fabric for them. I was going to work on them Saturday but didn't get a chance. I went to sew with a few friends at the church and we worked on charity quilts. So, when I finally got home, I cut the borders for two of the quilts that were almost finished and started putting the borders on them. I finished these two quilt tops up Sunday afternoon and they are both now ready for quilting.....I was so pleased with myself and so glad I was able to sew and get these together over the weekend. So, for the weekend I finished three quilt tops! Woo hoo, I love it. It was good to get these done. Do you have a hang up or something that stops you from completing your projects, or is it just me? Now that it's finally dawned on me that this is one of the things I don't like, I'm going to make sure this doesn't cause me anymore problems. After all, it's just another step in the process and shouldn't be a stumbling block and I'm going to really work on not letting it affect the process.
Double Delight - I want to make this one too...soon.
Carolina Christmas-I want to make one soon
A Tisket A Tasket BOM 2009
2009 Christmas Quilt for Patchalot Patterns
Christmas Sparkler 2008
Free Pattern from Patchalot More.blogspot.com
My Word Cloud
Your rainbow is intensely shaded green, white, and blue.
What is says about you: You are a contemplative person. You appreciate friends who get along with one another. You share hobbies with friends and like trying to fit into their routines. Those around you admire your fresh outlook and vitality.