It’s HUGE, and it’s in the throes of glorious color right now. At least it was until last night when a huge thunderstorm blew through during QuiltCam time – and I’m sure when I leave the neighborhood this morning that most of these leaves will be on the ground.
The picture doesn’t do it justice. If there was a sunshiney blue sky behind those orange leaves…it would look more magnificent!
I just love this time of year, but like everything else, it passes all too quickly!
So back on to the title of baby steps ---I was talking last night on QuiltCam about how I am starting to feel a but discombobulated with too many projects going at once. I’m generally a “heads down on one project at a time” girl when it comes to piecing –and just off the top of my head I can list the Cheddar Bow Ties, the Cheddar Jubilee from Randy’s Sow-Along, The green strings I started on the treadle, the 9 patches I’ve been sewing on the treadle, the spool blocks, the moth in a window blocks, and a couple others I did as demos that I’d like to do as full quilts but COME ON!? How can I make progress with too many things going on?
I’m much more the type to work big amounts of time on ONE project so I can see actual progress taking place. So along with the “one drawer a day” thing while I’m home….I’m setting SOME projects aside and concentrating on a set couple, and sticking to it.
These are the three Moth in a Window blocks that I did last night while on QuiltCam. Yes – only 3 in about an hour and a half ---but it’s still progress! It was a fun night! I loved listening to the rain and the thunder outside my window while I sewed.
Here are my blocks laid out so far. I’m liking it!
One of the questions last night from a reader/watcher was whether I’m going to set them with sashings or not. I really don’t know. I kind of like the look WITHOUT sashings, but I never make that decision ahead of time. I’ll make a bunch more blocks, and then start playing around. It might look good with one “common” fabric as sashing, putting the Moth in a Window – in another window!
In thinking on the list making discussion yesterday ---I realize I need to
a) finish the one project that is closest to completion and knock it off the list.
b) work on the worst one so the rest of the list is more bearable.
So even if I am loving these…it’s a relatively NEW project, and I NEED to get caught up on the blocks for the Sow-Along, AND – yes. FINISH THE BOW-TIES! So, little Moth in a Window, you are going back burner for a while. The green strings are going on the back burner for a while – that wasn’t even a legitimate project, just my desire to sew green strings! The leader/ender spools are great, and growing on the side while I work on other things.
It’s time to reign it in a bit! This means if you join me for QuiltCam tonight at 9pm Eastern time ---I'll be back working on those Cheddar Bow-Ties. It's SO CLOSE to being done, I just have to push it through.
What project can YOU concentrate on and knock off your list?