Saturday, April 12, 2014

Why wait?

Do you ever, inexplicably, put off finishing a project, and when you get back to it, you can't imagine why you didn't just finish before?  That was me today, finally putting the borders on this pieced Dresden.  I already had the pieced border pieced - why didn't I finish this before?  I bet it took less than half an hour!

This will be my next hand quilting project.  I want to use a variegated crochet thread and do some big stitch quilting on the black.  Should be quick and easy.  Unless, of course, I put it down again...

Oh, and my Ohio Star selvedge quilt?  Scrapped!  Instead, I made the two Ohio Star blocks into an over-the-shoulder tote bag, and was happy to have finished in time for the Challenge Quilt reveal at the guild meeting today.  Oh, what beauties people made!


11 comments:

Julierose said...

Oh , yes, I put off finishing a lot--I've decided that there is an underlying reason--something doesn't look right to me--but then, all of a sudden it does--who knows?? It is a mystery--love your dresden--so pretty and I think the variegated thread will be lovely...hugs, Julierose

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I have some things setting, but more because I got wrapped up in something new and shiny. I love the bag you made with the stars. I like smaller projects with the selvedge.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Hmmmmm....love both the dresden and the tote.

Sharon's right...new and shiny gets me everytime.

Janet said...

Hey the bag is fantastic!

knitnkwilt said...

I think it is just that by the time a piece is quilted, i am tired of it. When i come back to it, it is fresh again. Or there is a quilt guild show coming up and deadlines help a lot.

Julie Fukuda said...

I don't have room for things that are sitting around. One quilt took a while because I couldn't figure out how to finish it ... but a trip to a store in the states supplied the perfect fabric and it was quickly finished. My only machine pieced quilt sat around a long time waiting for the machine to come out. Once the family left home for a week, that was all it needed to get put together. After all, I can still find a space to eat with a machine on the dining room table.

joe tulips said...

I adore that bag!!

Becky said...

Wow! I love the Dresden plate!Can't wait to see it quilted!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Two pretties! I love bags. Very useful!

Wacky Woman said...

I am the queen on WIPs. I currently have 9 to-be-quilted ready to go. All bagged with their backing and binding. Love your Dresden plate.

Michelle said...

Miss reading your posts. Hope your new business venture is going well!