I only listed four things to finish. All big projects but an achievable goal. And I did it - almost. I managed to finish three out of four of the projects listed. To say I am strutting around here pleased as punch would be putting it mildly.
First on my list was to finish the long running project that was Emily's quilt. For those of you new to my blog, it took me the best part of five years to accomplish this. Partly because I fell seriously out of love with the quilt in the process and learned that letting a five year old help design her own quilt is not always the brightest idea. The quilt was hand quilted and I would pick it up, do a little and then put it down for months and months at a time again. But finish it I did and the other lesson I learned in this process is it is not about me but about the recipient and she loves it.
|This is the most muted quilt I have ever made.|
Next on my list was my Stained Colourful quilt. Well, since I have flashed this unashamedly about blogland with abandon, I think you can be pretty certain this is a success story. It is one of my most favourite quilts ever and resides on my sofa making it 100 times more beautiful than it ever was, though that is not the right praise as I do possess one of the ugliest sofas going.
My third item was my Brit Bee quilt, another project that had been pushed aside as once I had all the blocks I had a huge self doubt moment thinking I had got it all wrong. And what better way of dealing with that than ignoring it? I wanted to be able to take it to the retreat though, and show it to the wonderful Brit Bee ladies who were such an essential part of it. So I made it, and learned another lesson. Because I love this quilt too. My first instinct was right. While the quilt might be too colourful for some, it works brilliantly for me.
This quarters finish failure is One for the Birds. It shall be moved into the third quarter - but that is a future post. I'll just give you a brief glimpse of some of the other things I managed to make this quarter so that you know I have been keeping out of trouble.
Having made that collage I am well and truly chuffed with myself and am going to stop writing before I begin talking about the bits I didn't manage to do. Because that would just be silly and wipe the smile right off my face. Stop while you are ahead say I.