A blog about my life and quilts especially! This plaid quilt was made by me...pattern by Evelyn Sloppy in her Strings book!!
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
I decided that after reading my own last post, that is was essential that I FOCUS on something! I couldn't keep lamenting about a lack of focus; I just had to find my DISCIPLINE and DO IT!! I can be pretty headstrong at times, and I decided that if I wanted to make real progress on anything, I had to just buckle down and DO IT! So, I went looking through my UFO's. And found this one! This is Lisa's Garden, a block of the week from some years ago, from Lisa Bongean at Primitive Gatherings. I have had all the nine patches cut out, and all the applique prepped, for years now. What on earth was I procrastinating about? I sat myself down after house cleaning and pieced all those tiny nine patches yesterday.
Today, I am working on the applique. I sometimes think I have to save handwork for a road trip, or waiting times in a doctor's office or something, so I fall woefully behind on some projects I really want to finish. No more waiting!! Time's a wastin'!!
The original background was a dark muslin, in a primitive style. I wanted to infuse some light into the piece, so I used a light muslin instead. Now I have a pretty piece of primitive dark muslin to use in something else!! Above are a couple of my favorite blocks. They finish at 3 inches, so they are pretty tiny!! I am hand blanket stitching them with ordinary thread.
Best of all? An empty basket, from the cut out nine patches. HURRAH!!!