Monday, July 23, 2012

Cognitive fatigue?

My brain hurts.  I have been scrappy and wonky for so long that this month's bee block really strained my brain.  The block is beautiful, but I was really stressed out about putting all those HST in the right place.  The construction isn't challenging, per se, but you do have to pay attention.  Isn't this the SWOON block?  There was a time when I thought I'd like to make one.  Well, I can cross that off my list.  Making a whole quilt of these blocks would send me off the deep end.  How smart of her to make this her Bee Block - have everyone else make the blocks for you.  Genius!



My quilt is home from the fair.  Now I can finish up the quilting and just admire it.  I wish it were just a tad bit bigger so I could have it on my bed.  It is 77" square (well, kinda square), and it covers the top of my queen sized bed, but if either I or my husband were to roll over, the other one would be left out in the cold.  


Oh well. I have a scrappy green and cream quilt I've been working on for years that is probably big enough to cover my bed. I must finish it - I can't go through another winter without a quilt on my bed - it just isn't RIGHT!  Of course, I've said that before. This post from 2009 references the fact that I started quilting this quilt for myself years before and hadn't finished yet, and that was three years ago!
I hosted a quilting bee at my house back in 2004 or 2005 - that's how long ago I started this quilt.  Time to finish it, wouldn't you say?

7 comments:

wackywoman said...

I don't even want to talk about old UFOs. Looks like you are going to get it done.

Michelle said...

Haha-same thing with me. No quilts for my bed either. Now that we're moving into a house of our own and not miitary housing, I need to get working!!

Bailey said...

It's very similar to Swoon - one could probably adjust the HSTs a bit and make it just the same. I did 2 blocks for myself and you're right...probably couldn't do enough for a whole quilt (in a timely fashion anyway :) Thanks for doing one for me!

The Cozy Quilter said...

I have made a couple of swoon blocks that got made into table toppers. I think I would still like to make the quilt... keep going on that UFO! Just think how warm and cozy that quilt will be on your bed this winter!

joe tulips said...

I need to look up the swoon block. I like this one. If you did one a month, you would have 12 in a years time. Your fair quilt is the perfect size to be a foot quilt. I like having a folded quilt on the bottom of the bed to keep my feet warm! The green scrappy one is so pretty too. It is timeless.

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Bailey said...

My block arrived today - thank you so much, it's lovely!