Monday, February 04, 2019

So many pieces!

I didn't have much time for piecing on the weekend, but I managed to find enough time to put two sides of the next row on my quilt:

The next row after the one I'm working on is simply a strip of fabric, which makes me so happy, there are so many seams jumping around between the rows that it makes it so hard to press my work neatly. All those seams and lumps and bumps are going to make it challenging to quilt, that's for sure.

Yesterday I only stitched for a short time, and Saturday wasn't that much better, but I do try and sew a little each day. A few years back at a quilters guild meeting we had a guest speaker - the lovely Irene Blanck. In addition to sharing her lovely quilts and talking about her quilting journey with us, she shared a pearl of wisdom that really resonated with me. Irene shared that despite her full time job and other significant commitments, she always makes time to stitch for 15 minutes each day. No matter what is going on for her, she could always find a 15 minute bite of time, and so her quilt projects are always moving forward. Now there are times when I haven't been disciplined enough to do the same, but I try really hard to put in a few stitches even on the busiest of days. I'll see how that works for me as Amy's wedding draws closer - I can't even believe it as I say the words out loud ... it's next month!

Lastly, in my previous post I mentioned that some email comments hadn't come to me - well imagine my surprise when I found them in my junk mail folder! I can't even imagine why that would happen all of a sudden. Anyway, I'll get busy answering comments as soon as I hit publish here - if you don't hear from me, please check that your email address is enabled so that I can get back to you.

Chatter soon! xox

4 comments:

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Going to be a beauty! You do such great work with scrappy fabrics. I cannot get my mind around doing scrappy that is so busy, but yours are beautiful. I love some scrappy but it has to be controlled scrappy! This will be another beautiful quilt to add to your collection! Hugs

Wendy Caton Reed said...

This border is lovely! And, I started years ago the habit of 15 minutes a day. I can happily say I that despite my full time job and other commitments, I have increased the 15 minutes to 1 to 2 hours. Of course I sleep less - wink!

Janet said...

I to love all the beautiful fabrics you are using. It is going to be a masterpiece. I will give the 15 minutes a try. Can't wait to see the next border.

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