Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Second Quilt

Do you remember by niece-in-law Louise? I blogged about her first quilt here, a small Double Wedding Ring. She's back with a baby quilt for a friend, and of course it's a Drunkard's Path. It's still rough around the edges as she's struggling with that quarter inch. But I so admire her willingness to just dive in. To her, one pattern is like another and you just follow the directions. There's a lesson here for all of us, I think. Especially me...

I've shown Louise some of my quilt tops and she wants to know why they aren't finished... good question. Did I have a coherent answer? Not really. No excuse. Too lazy to quilt? Scared of ruining the top by trying to quilt it? Hit a design wall regarding borders? We've all been there and done that.

2011 is a finishing year for me. I'm determined and mentally ready. There will be finished quilts flowing from my sewing room. I will work only on projects that are started already. This is my promise to myself. I am resolved.

5 comments:

Lurline said...

Hey, Shari - love that quilt! - I'm sort of into navy florals right now - what fabric have you used,please? Happy Christmas!
Love and hugs - Lurline♥

Julia said...

Good on Louise...lovely to see she is having a real go at it...and how true is that, nothings too hard, "just follow the pattern"...
Julia ♥

Allie said...

Bless her heart - I think we can all learn from her great attitude! That quilt is very pretty, she must be so pleased!

Barb said...

What a lovely quilt, I love her fabrics and how she placed them.

Good luck with the unfinished quilts....can I add some to it?

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I'm so incredibly behind with my friends and seeing what you are doing. Love this drunkard's path! Love it.

Maukie - the virtual cat

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