Monday, June 16, 2014
New Year's Resolution Quilt Update
Back in January, I made a resolution that I would complete a paper-pieced Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt by Dec 31 of this year. At the time, I figured I'd make a flower a week until Fall, and then I'd start on the outline pieces before putting everything together. At that time, I'd just started my third flower, and I was on my way. And then... Yeah, I stopped working on it right after I published that post. Jan, Feb and March were extremely busy months for my shop, and I didn't do much else than fill orders. Once that was over, I didn't feel like working on much of anything! In May, I attended a craft party hosted by Sarah from Sadie Seasongoods. I needed some kind of portable craft, and figured my neglected quilt was perfect. I'm happy to report that I've been working on it daily ever since.
I decided that I didn't like the larger flowers, and am now doing flowers with the center and two rings around it. I'm planning to remove the third ring from the first two flowers I made, back in January, so that leaves me with these 11 flowers, plus the two from that I need to undo. I should be at 24 by now so I'm still a little behind. Although, I'm thinking now that I'll just stop at 24 because I really don't want a ginormous quilt. Just something I can drape over the end of the of a bed or that will fit on a twin bed. So I guess now, I'm ahead of schedule. YAY!
I would have never imagined I would enjoy working on something so tedious, but I absolutely love every part of the process of making these flowers. Even cutting the paper templates. I've always loved having something else to do while I watch TV, and this is the perfect TV project. It's even better than knitting because there are no stitches to count!
Until next time...