After a stressful week I finally got to sit down at my sewing machine and try to work through my stress. It helped a bit but I’m back in the thick of it again, it was a short lived fix. But enough about that, lets talk tulips.
It’s a finish!
I made all my units and arranged them in a pleasing order. After sewing a row together I discover that this was going to be a HUGE quilt. Not something I’d want to quilt on my own, so I rearranged the blocks and came up with yet another reversible quilt.
I actually like the back of the quilt better than the front. I guess I’m not ready for all that color.
The only problem is that I can not get the backs straight with the front. I had hoped that the third time would be perfect. Hence the Tippy Tulips title. I still like it, that one chopped tulip doesn’t make me love it any less.
While making the backing I ran out of my background fabric. But that small mistake became a great idea for a tulip label. “I meant to do that!”
I showed my unfinished tops at my guild meeting and our quilt show layout boss asked me to please put one of my reversible quilts in the show. She has a place for one and would really like to use it. I wasn’t even considering these quilt show ready but I told her I’d get the tulips done for her. It finishes at 59 x 64, that’s big enough for me!
More straight line quilting, this time in a grid. Easy-peasy, simple.
Now that I’m done with this I wanted to start a new project but I will wait. Instead I’m going to finish up a UFO. I got the box out this morning and it looks like it’s all cut out so that should be a huge time saver.
I also came to the realization of why I’m avoiding my intended quilt show quilt. All I have to do is quilt it and it won’t be simply lines. I’m OK with that, I’m not scared, but I just realized is that I’m avoiding it because I don’t like the quilting I started. Now that I’ve figured that out it’s time to get out my handy seam ripper and remove my avoidance. It’s a very liberating feeling. I don’t regret that it’s taking me so long to come to this conclusion, because than I wouldn’t have these fun scrap quilts and empty-ish scrap boxes.
So I’m hoping to soon get back to working on that quilt. It needs to be finished by the end of October, I think I can do it! This is when I had two machines set up, one for piecing and one for quilting. I know I’m dreaming but I’m still thinking on it. Maybe a card table in front of the TV for evening piecing?
Take care my friends! I hope you find a way to push the stress of the day away. Till next time, Brandie