Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Overwhelmed...but Making Progress
I am still feeling overwhelmed at work and thus not a lot of time for blog writing or even blog reading. It's just a busy time and it will pass. However, my sewing room is even overwhelming to me at the moment and has become more of a source of stress than solace.
So, over the long weekend, when I tried to unplug from everything, I decided to try to get a sense of accomplishment by focusing on a UFO. Notice I did not say UFOs (plural) .....too stressful. But if I could focus on one and make some progress, I knew I would feel better.
Do you remember these sweet little baskets? Hmmm, the date on the photo above might give you a clue. :-) I started these a long time ago... I actually talked about them in my first blog. That was August, 2012! You can see that post here. It's about time I finished this quilt.
So, I dug into my basket of completed blocks and started sewing them together.
Row after row.. until I was about out of blocks. Oh, and guess what - I need to make more baskets. 9 more baskets to be exact.
By the looks of what is left over, I definitely need to concentrate on colors other than red or peach. Some nice cool blues or greens, maybe even a yellow are definitely in order and greatly needed.
Unfortunately, I did not get the quilt totally pieced together this weekend, but I did make some good progress and I am working on my additional blocks in the evenings. I also pulled out this wonderful Moda fabric by 3 Sisters called Papillon that I bought a few years ago when one of my favorite shops was closing. It will be perfect for the borders.
In other 'need to make more' news... I thought I had all of my flower blocks for the Audrey's Flowers quilt almost done. I had even taken them to a LQS for help with the setting triangles and borders. The gals at Quilting Possibilities were very helpful.. and I came home with some great ideas. Then I realized that I was short by 6 blocks. Could I have miscounted?? It's possible. Had I put them in another basket? another bag? No.. if I had them at all .. and that is questionable.. I didn't have them any longer. So I prepped 6 more flower blocks.
But in the "I finally got it done" category.. my Cake Stand quilt is finally pieced together and ready for the longarm quilter to do her magic.
I haven't made mitered corners in awhile!
So, just remember......