Sunday, November 11, 2012

Another finish

I am so happy to have this quilt finished.  I do like it, but I don't 'love' it, and I actually had a bit of a struggle making myself finish it.  I like the colors, (they are my son's colors, and this will most likely go to him) the fabric is super soft flannel that looks like wool, but I don't really like the pattern.  Oh well, it is finished, and that I really like.

Before and after quilting, what a difference. 



A view from the back.

And now I have two empty bins.  Woo Hoo!

I am on a self imposed mission to finish up all my outstanding projects, in as timely a manner as I can.  What I have learned through this is that projects are much more fulfilling to me if I do them when I first want to do them, and work my way, all the way through a project.  Rarely does this happen, but this is my ideal.  Too often when I come back to a project I have lost some of the initial thrill that I had when I first purchased the fabric, made the first cuts, and started creating.  After it sits in a bin, gets pushed back on the shelf, now it is more of a chore.  I still like it, and I still like sewing and quilting, but just not as much as I initially did, so now it is more difficult to find the time and motivation to finish it. That, and I am trying to restrain from starting anything new, until I finish up more of the old.  Enough already, I am just happy this one is finished.

Thanks for checking in, I appreciate your company, and of course I love your comments.

Esther

3 comments:

  1. The quilting does really make this quilt! It looks very warm and cosy.

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  2. The quilting makes a difference, i agree! Great finish. I am so much the same. I always wonder why it is. The thrill of the new I guess. I am trying hard to finish some of my WIPs. I read an article a bit ago that told of how much money is wrapped in those WIPs. So that helped somewhat to keep me focused. And it is true. Keep going you are making great progress!

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