Monday, December 12, 2011


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.


Amy said...

I do that too! I work on several projects all at once. The problem isn't necessarily that they go unfinished, just that in the course of finishing one, I've probably started 3 or 4 more...

I like your label. I just may have to do something similar sometime. :)

Impera_Magna said...

I'm trying to finish up two quilts so they'll be ready to go home with the nephews at the annual New Year's Family Frolic!

No, they've not been sitting in a pile for several months.. not me... I never put things aside after being distracted by a new project!

<\tongue in cheek>

Cherry Red Quilter said...

I love that quilt with the black and white spot sashing - just too cute!

randi said...

you have a couple of very nice quilt going! the colors in sherbet pips are just so cheery and fun!

Deb said...

It's always so exciting starting a new quilt though! Love the muted colours of the Sherbet Pips one.

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

I'm glad to know I'm in good company....Too many projects in the works and not enough time to get everything done! Good job. You have to feel very satisfied.

lifeofdeb said...

I am exactly like you. I start way too many projects without finishing them. So periodically I go through my piles and finish a bunch at once. It's always nice to know there are kindred spirits out there.

b davis said...

You really get a lot done! I've always been impressed with how quick you finish a quilt. I love the snickerdoodle quilt! Especially the red stop border.
Once I'm done with this last binding project (which I have yet to start--shame on me), I'll focus on finishing up my projects too. Thanks for the motivation!

Carla said...

I'm like everyone...I have about 10 projects started and none finished. My goal for 2012 is to finsh at least 3 project in progress and who knows how many I'll add to the 10 in waiting. LOL

@pril said...

I really like the 2nd quilt, just lovely.