Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Something accomplished!

I actually accomplished something yesterday.  I finished the quilt top I've been working on!  Sorry I can't share more than a tease but I'm so excited to have gotten something done I had to mention it.  Of course I'm still a long way off from being truly finished.  And part of me is incredibly sad about how much work I still have to do on my cutting and piecing techniques.  I suppose I just need practice. And some patience. Mostly practice. So of course my brain is jumping ahead of the work still to do on *this* quilt and starting to plan the next project. (Simple 4 patches with larger squares made in blues and greens from my stash, in case you're curious.)   But back to the present, with any luck I will be able to get it pressed and basted in the next week or so. That's my plan anyway. We'll see how it goes. I have a lot of plans and not lots of time to accomplish them.

To celebrate getting something done I put a hold on Treasures from the Attic so I could finish it.  Of course I could only place a hold and not download it so I'm still not being distracted by a good book ;-) 

I'll be linking up Thursday with Elizabeth's new sharing spot for sewing projects and reading.  Not that I'll get to join in often, given my super slow progress with such things.  But I do love looking at all the beautiful things other bloggers are creating.  I always need some more distractions.  Maybe it will be more inspiration than distraction.  And anyway, it's way better than doing dishes. 
needle and thREAD


Alisa said...

your quilt looks lovely....and I agree looking at sewing projects is much better then doing dishes!!

hannahw said...

Oh your quilt is beautiful (the sneak peek that you allowed us lol) I followed you here from needle and thREAD. Here is my project:I followed you over from KCCO and here is my project this week: My project this week: http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/04/crafting-on-with-needle-and-thread.html

Elizabeth from Planted. said...

Hey! I'm finishing a quilt top too! Actually, it's not going to be a quilt, I'm going to finish it pillowcase style and hand tie it to make it a throw and just get it done already! ;-)

Natalie said...

Lovely sneak peek at the quilt. I have had a box of fabric stashed away for 3 years to make a quilt and haven't gotten to it yet. Maybe this new weekly sharing spot will set the fire.

Jeannine said...

I am impressed with your quilt top! I tried a couple, and just gave in with my unmatched corners and whatnot.

Pretty colors. This is such fun, isn't it?

Rachel Proffitt said...

It is very pretty- and lovely neat seams too. I am terrible about seams LOL