Friday, February 19, 2010

Where have I been?

Good question!

I've been busy! In a good "I've been doing alot of quilting" busy! One of my new years resolutions was to start to become a person who finishes things. This is something that I fall way short on. I am great at starting. All the planning, the excitement! Then, low and behold, I get distracted. I get drawn to the next project, next idea, next best shiny thing! And then...there things sit. Neglected. Unfinished.

I don't know about you, but I HATE picking up a project I started months...ok...years ago! I have no idea where I left off. What my plan was. What to do next. It's so stressful! So then I let it sit some more.

Well! Not this year. I dug out all my unfinished quilts! Wow. I had a few surprises.

This quilt:

When I dug this out of my pile I had absolutely NO recollection of ever making this quilt. None. Oh boy. And to top it's finished! Well, at least the top is finished which means "finished" in my book. I had to think, and think, and think some more. Then I pulled out my files to jog my memory. This was a block of the month quilt I did back in 2003!! It started to come back. I think it was just the shock of the fact that it was finished that thru me! Now I just need to have it quilted. Joy!!

Next up, this quilt which I talked about before:

This picture doesn't even show it completed up to date. I have all the log cabins together and I just need to shop for border and backing fabric. Yeah!!

Then there was this quilt:

This was a Jacob's ladder quilt that I started in, dare I say, 1995. Yes, 1995. When I originally started the quilt I had some different fabrics that I replaced with the rust fabric I used. I didn't like it. So, I didn't finish it. When I pulled it out I had one border on and the other three cut. That's it! So close, but still unfinished. I was amazed that I found the borders. Sometimes I posses organizational skills that I don't know I have. So, I sewed them on. Finished!! Now I kinnda like it. Who knew?!


I also finished the lap quilt top that I pictured before AND got all four borders sewn on. I don't have a picture to share right now. This is a quilt that I'm going to try my hand at machine quilting in the near future.

So, in conclusion, I vow, to TRY very hard to not leave another quilt unfinished. Girl Scouts honor. It's just too much pressure picking up where I leave off!

Life is good.