Looking Back & Forward
January 4, 2010 § 10 Comments
Thank you for all the New Year’s wishes! I can’t believe it is 2010! When I was a kid, I could NOT fathom what it would be like after the year 2000, nor what it would be like to be this age. I feel old!
I finally finished up the last block of my Civil War Love Letter Quilt. It was a real journey. I learned a lot about the Civil War. And it was a test of my patience in making small quilt blocks.
As I got down to the last block, I was tired and just wanted it done. So I took the easy road and pretty much followed the book which left me with this goofy block. I do NOT like that one light diamond. The balance is all wrong. But at this point, I am not going to do anything about it. It is what it is.
Another oops moment was when I realized that I had made the same block twice! At least they were in different colors. And then I decided to orient them differently to further separate the similarities. At least they aren’t next to each other in the quilt.
Sorry for the poor quality photos. The quilt top is hanging up at the shop where we just finished up a 2-year block-a-month club. The original club plan was to make 24 blocks. But I wanted a larger quilt so that it was more usable. So I chose to make 2 blocks a month. The approximate finished size is 71-inches square. You can’t see the top row because the quilt is hanging on a rod. But when I look at it as a whole, it feels like it needs a top and bottom border as well. I may do something about that when it can come home with me. We’ll see.
Now that it is the beginning of another year, I want to attempt to start some blocks on the Dear Jane quilt. And I would like to learn how to hand quilt so that I can hand quilt my Medallion Quilt. It already feels like I’ve bitten off more than I can chew, and I haven’t even started yet. No more procrastinating, though! These two goals have been in the back of my mind for some time now. I think this is the year to do something about it.