Sunday, March 02, 2008

My mini-participation in Quiltathon

I knew I wouldn't get to do much besides dream of Quiltathon-ing this weekend. We had too many things already on the agenda- Lunch with camping buddies, birthday celebration for 5 yr old grandson, dog training session for Cujo Jr. the vicious attack pom, painting the in-law suite so ds#3 can move in between semesters, etc. That all meant that I didn't get to participate in the local Shop Hop this weekend, which is a good thing from a stashbuster point of view. It also means that my participation in JudyL's Quiltathon is also extremely limited. In the post before last, I showed fabrics that I intend to use in a Shakespeare in the Park quilt. Commentors agreed with me that I needed more light shades of orange and maybe some darker purples, so, thanks to Vicki's frequent recommendation, I searched Kim's Fat Quarters online shop and ordered these fabrics to fill in the gaps (which is a bad thing from a stashbuster point of view, blame it on Vicki!). I have to say that I love the fabrics, and they arrived very quickly-more quickly that I could have found time this past week to drive to the nearest quilt shop! My hope is that my 'Quiltathon' will include washing the new fabric and perhaps ironing all the pretty fabrics. I know better than to hope that I will begin cutting today.

This week I also made and mailed off my first ever FAP. Hope it survives the postal services between here and Australia!

Meanwhile, my son's poor top still awaits more sewing to finish blocks and then put rows together. I hate not being able to work all the way through a project within a few days. Any interuption of the process and it is so hard for me to get back on the project, to be enthusiastic for that project again.


The Calico Cat said...

Nice fabrics!

Mary said...

I am exactly the same way - if I lose my momentum when I'm making a top it is SO hard to make myself work on finishing it. For the last year and a half, I haven't allowed myself to put one project aside until the top is done to start another one - this elminates those UFO's that are still in pieces - you know the ones that NEVER seem to get finished.

I have TWO more seams to my hearts and strings quilt and then the top will be finished and THEN it can be set aside for a while.