Friday, March 4, 2011

Quilt "Tease"


It is true what they say: If you do stuff, stuff gets done! I've been watching some of my favorite quilters produce quilt after quilt after quilt, and I've been amazed with their accomplishments. Several of them have the same strategy: work on it just a few minutes everyday. I started making this small quilt for a very special someone approx. a week ago. I made it in sections on different days and there was absolutely no stress involved. It's easy to get excited about a project and try to complete it from start to finish in a hurry, but that is where the stress comes in, and it can take the pleasure out of the hobby. This quilt top is ready to be machine quilted (hopefully this weekend) after I buy the backing fabric. I had some leftover quilt batting from another project and was able to piece together two pieces to use for this quilt. (thrifty quilter) If all goes well, maybe I'll have a picture of the finished project for you by next week.

11 comments:

Debbie J said...

Penny!!!!! Its gorgeous. I love the colors. You are doing an amazing job and getting it done quickly too!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Yes, love love love those colros! It will be amazing!

April's Flowers said...

I love those colors!!!! :o) You know I love me some green...

Libbie said...

Penny that is GORGEOUS!!! Those colors are so springy & happy! I can't believe how much you are getting done! AMAZING! I have to show this to my mom when I am over there. She is a quilter & would LOVE this one for sure! It looks just like her :) She is excited to get going with my baby quilt soon! ;) Great job Penny!

Melissa said...

Love the quilt! For a long time I kept a daily 30 minute minimum in my sewing room. I think I fell out of the habit when it started getting dark so early. Now the days are getting longer and I want to get back to it. It is not only a stress avoider, but also a stress reliever.

ancient one said...

Well, look at you... I'm impressed!! I'm also glad the teaching stress will be off you...luv ya!

Sheila said...

Very pretty! Can't wait to see pics of the finished project. You are so talented! Amy made a small quilt for her high school "senior project" and it was very interesting to see how they come together.

ancient one said...

oh yeah.. I meant to tell you that Michael is having a spring wreath party... the prizes are so nice.. if you have a spring wreath on your door you should enter.. top of my blog..

The Babysitters Love said...

Penny, I love this quilt! It's so pretty. Grandma, I entered the wreath contest this morning :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love the colors :)

Kristi said...

This makes so. much. sense.

Remember the quilt I started before Christmas? I put it down and haven't touched it at all this year!! I think I'll do the few minutes a day. I was excited but was getting stressed thinking I could finish it in a day. Then "life" got in the way of it. But I'm picking it up again!!!
:D

~Kristi