Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Friday 22 June 2012

UFO progress and a customer quilt.

Actually, that should read lack of progress. The UFO for May didn't even get out of its box, and I don't think the one for June is going to get touched, either. (sigh) The good news is that I got April's loaded back onto the machine, and it is now 3/4 finished. It is being quite densely quilted, so it is taking a while to get it done.
Right now I'm kind of in the middle of a bunch of projects, and not close to getting anything done. I always end up feeling so frustrated when that happens, with there being not enough hours in the day to get finished what I want to finish. I want to get this quilt finished. I want to finish the Heartland Star. I want to work on more New York Beauties. I'm really wanting to start a new quilt, a scrappy type one. And I'm really bad at sticking to just one thing at a time until it is finished, since most of my projects are big, and take lots of time. Sometimes I get to the point where there is so much that I want to do that I end up frozen, and not able to do anything, because there are too many choices. I am there now. So, I have decided that I am going to keep working on this Rose Log Cabin quilt until it is finished, binding included. Then I will finish the Heartland Star, or at least get it to flimsy stage, before I start anything new. And there have been 3 customer quilts finished in the last 2 weeks, as well, 2 of them I can't show yet, because they haven't gone home yet.

I can show you one that I did for Gail. She did up a Swoon block as table topper as a gift, that I quilted for her.
I love the colours that she used in this. They are so bright and happy and summery. It has continuous curves in the pieced areas, and feathers in the borders.There is another one of these here waiting to be done, but in earth tones that will go on the machine once I've finished with mine. It will get quilted the same way. And now, if I have any hope at all of getting something done today, I really should get off the computer and get something quilty done.


  1. WOW that Eagle's Wings quilt is breath-taking!

  2. I know exactly what you mean....the frustration of not seeing any major progress (or heaven forbid, lots of unsewing and NO actual progress!). But your April UFO looks like it's getting close to a celebration!

  3. you don't have too many projects going--you just like variety!

    I remind myself to "enjoy the process"--I found it wasn't about the finishes--but enjoying the process. If I think about having all my UFO's finished--I become sad. Its like finishing a book and being told you can never read it again.


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