I’ve been going in too many different directions lately and mentioned to my blogging friend Deb that I had too many ideas/projects and couldn’t focus. She promptly challenged me to pick one project to get done by the end of November, and she would do the same.
Oh boy. How to choose? In the end I settled on finishing my son’s next bed quilt. If you’ve been following a while you’ll know it’s been in the works for a long time. The piecing went pretty quickly, but the hand quilting has been accomplished in fits and starts over starting in May 2014. It’s time to get it done!
As you can see, it just needs one more little push. The center has about 3 evenings of work left, then it’s all borders, with very simple quilting planned.
Here’s the thing about hand quilting. I love the look of it. I love the quiet stitching when I’m doing it. I just have trouble making that quiet “me” time, away from computers and designs and patterns in progress, a priority. So, thank you Deb for prodding me in that healthy direction!
As a bonus, my son’s smile is growing wider every time he sees me sit with his quilt and it gets closer to being done.