Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Stars & Stripes Sampler
Another early quilt; another lousy picture. The quilt doesn't have a hump in it, but is laying on a rather uneven deck! This was a Fons & Porter BOM that I signed up for before my first quilting class. I didn't know better! But I finished it and it now resides with my ex. I think Laurie quilted this one for me a couple of years ago.
Amazingly, I made it home from work tonight in 31 minutes. Of course, that's because I left work exactly at 5:00 as the boss is out of town! :)
I'm heading in my sewing room to sew for two hours tonight. That's my new pledge beginning this week. I haven't made that goal any night so far, but tonight may be it. I'm making progress on this quilt and I want to finish it up by the end of the weekend. There are oodles of new quilts I want to start, and oodles of quilts at various stages of completion. Time's a-wasting and I'm not getting any younger! It would be nice to leave finished quilts when I'm gone! LOL!
And speaking of things unfinished, last night I dug through two very large plastic tubs of Civil War and '30s blocks that I purchased on eBay a couple of years ago. There are some tops that just need quilting, lots of real Civil War era fabrics that I don't even want to cut, and a lot of feedsack scraps. I need to pull out a project or two and get them on my to-do list. The problem is I just keep thinking that anything I do to them will ruin them. I guess that's why I haven't touched them yet. Aside from some of the uncut fabric, they're not that valuable. Their true value is the joy I have when I look at them, and imagine some person making them many, many years ago. I wonder if they were like I am - too many quilts and not enough time. Like I don't have enough of my own UFOs without acquiring those of others!