Where did the year go? Back in January, I finished up my Temperature Quilt 2020 top and made plans to piece a backing. I planned to add a temperature/color key to the back. If I paper-pieced one digit each week, I'd easily have the backing done to finish the quilt by the end of 2021. I suspect you can guess where this is going.
There you go. What you see above is all I got done on this project this year. What can I say? My priorities shifted. I've had my most productive quilting year ever, and enjoyed every minute, but this quilt back was not part of that.
At this point, the whole project is sitting in a box on a shelf, sending me reproachful glances every time I grab a different box. It's interfering with my enjoyment of those other projects. Every time I think I should be working on that backing but I don't feel like it, I lose my enthusiasm for the whole project. That's just not right, because I was so excited about this quilt!
|Temperature Quilt top 2020|
So, I have decided to simplify my plan. As my very wise daughter pointed out yesterday, it's my quilt. I can change the plan if I want to. Plan changed! I may or may not add a key to the label, but I'm definitely not piecing or appliqueing all those numbers. I'll piece my color strips together to make a quick pretty back and get closer to a finished quilt I can toss on the couch and be happy with again.
I settled on this layout.
Let's see if I can get the backing pieced and the quilt basted by the new year. I almost said finished, but honestly, I really don't want to set this quilt up for more disappointment!
I'd love to hear about any stalled projects you've had, and how you got them moving forward again.