I’ve said it before, and things have not miraculously changed: I am a starter. I start projects left and right and my enthusiasm peters out and then I’m left with a pile of blocks or a completed top that just needs to be quilted. I think it’s a personality defect – I am pathologically unable to finish things. Case in point: Ironwork*. The quilt is finished except for hand stitching about 3/4 of the binding down. It has been at this stage for three or four weeks. I took it on the Door County vacation with every intention of working on it, but, well… black binding stitched with black thread is HARD.
Meanwhile the Family & Friends/Stitch & Bitch 2012 block of the month project is well underway and I’ve chosen, illustrated, and colored all twelve blocks with eight different settings and written instructions for the first five blocks. We’re calling it the 2012 Botanicals Block of the Month because all of the blocks have plant names. My mom is making two complete quilts and is completely caught up. Others are within one block of being up to date. Jeanne is working ahead, since I gave her the EQ7 file. Until this weekend, I hadn’t even chosen my fabric.
Saturday I chose my fabric.
And then I started sewing.
And I kept sewing…
And the next day I sewed a little more…
I finished this block, but then I had to go outside.
And when I came in, I saw Ru sleeping on the table. Goofball.
How is that comfortable?