Sunday, 19 February 2012

More Progress

I have managed to do quite a lot of sewing this week and have made good progress with some of my WIPS (read - abandoned projects) which has been really good.

I started this quilt last summer but I was not sure about the design and ground to a halt. I love FMF and wanted to have large sections of the fabric framed however I just wasn't sure about it all and so left it for a while many months. I can now see this is a bit of a habit with me, if I am not happy with the way something is going I start something else. Sometimes this is good because often, after a break, I come back and know what I need to do to fix it. Sometimes this is bad, especially when I get a kind of mental block and just can't face  finishing it. That's what happened with this quilt and I now realise I must keep going and not give up on a project.

I made half the blocks with white sashing around the fabric but it looked rubbish. I should not have stopped because I just needed to do the other half of the blocks to make it look pretty. I'm so pleased with how these blocks look now I can't imagine why it took me so long to finish them.

As usual I have photographed these on my design wall bed. I really must find a better way of doing this. I am so lucky to have a lovely light and bright flat with big windows on both sides of each room but it does limit the wall space - you have got to put the furniture somewhere!

All the blocks are squared up now, look at these pretty scraps, I can't bear to throw them away!

1 comment:

  1. Love the quilt and the colors. Design beds are the "in" thing aren't they, hehe. My best light is on my bed too.

    Those them and use them as stuffing for a pillow etc. Wait, maybe doorstop would be better as the tiny scraps can get heavy.

    blessings, jilly