Friday, March 12, 2010
The rain started yesterday. I love the sound of rain. I'm so glad that my yard is getting a good washing. Snow is very pretty when it's white and fluffy but after snow plows and decomposing leaves it's more like dirty slush. Today, I thought I would take a good hard look at the longest unfinished quilt project on my list. I want so badly to make this quilt for my bed, but honestly, the process is SO boring (there, I said it). Strip after strip after strip of fabric sewn together. I have to make 17 of these beauties (I made 16, last summer) and then cut them into 201 strip sets, just to be sewn back together again into 9 large blocks and borders. What was I thinking?
I can almost hear you say to me, "You did this to yourself. You picked this project because you saw this pattern in the June 2009 American Patchwork & Quilting and started dreaming of sleeping underneath such a creation." Yes, I did. Isn't it pretty? But then, my fickle heart starts looking at "the others".
Oh yes, the free block of the month, the free patterns from blogs and websites, and the cutest bag pattern ever that Beverly sent me. You know I'm not showing you the large container of quilt kits that give me that look whenever I walk into my sewing room. So what's a girl to do? I have a feeling you will tell me to tackle "Checkerboard Charm" because I will love it in the end. I know I will too, because I always love, the most, the quilts that drive me absolutely nuts in the process. (sigh)