Monday, December 12, 2011

Finishing

First, thank you for all of your sweet comments on the giveaway.  You guys are awesome!!  If you still haven't entered, click HERE to win some fabulous holiday goodies.  The giveaway is open until Saturday the 17th at midnight.

Second, after starting a few new projects recently (like THIS and THIS), I realized that I really need to check off a few older ones from my list.  Maybe you can relate to this, but I have about 5 or 6 quilt tops that are just about finished.  This one has been almost done for a while, but I decided it needed one more row.  The fabric had been cut for 6 more blocks and two had been sewn together.  After working on it for about an hour this weekend, I have just one more block to go.  It seems that if I can just pull it out of the closet, then I will actually make some progress on it. 

I also finished this quilt top.  The middle has been done for a few weeks so this weekend I put the borders on.  Now I just need to pick up some minky for the back and she'll be ready to send to the quilter.


Fabric: Sherbet Pips plus a lot of scraps from my stash.
Pattern: Snickerdoodle (small version) by Cotton Way.


And last but not least, I finished the last piece of THIS puzzle.  There was a little bit of space I needed to fill in on my Block of the Month quilt, so I decided to fill it in with a label.  After working on the embroidery (a little here and a little there) I finally finished!  I can finally sew the last row together.  This is about a year after the fact, folks.

For me, it's all about baby steps.  I have quilters ADD (as you might have guessed if you've been following this blog for any period of time).  I work on multiple things at a time.  But I do make progress just by doing a little here and a little there.  Slowly but surely, folks.  Slowly but surely.

So today, I encourage you to pull out an old work in progress (you know you have them :)  Make a block or maybe two!  Sew the borders on or make a label.  Or, just look at it.  Feel the fabric.  Just make a plan.  Just take one step in finishing it up.  It will feel so good...and start the ball rolling.

Happy Quilting.
Amber

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