Wednesday, May 14, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Race to the Finish?

As you know, I like to put quilts in time out when they get slightly repetitive/frustrating/physically draining/etc. This doesn't happen often, but it did happen to my Botanics challenge quilt about a month ago. I quilted and quilted and quilted... and then I just couldn't! I only had three trees left and the top part (swirls of wind) but it had to go away for a while.


Only today did I really think about setting a deadline (let's say... the Blogger's Quilt Festival on Friday) to finish this thing. Thanks to getting new AMH fabric from Knotted Thread and to the guild meeting last night, I got super inspired. The quilt started whispering to me from the corner a la the basilisk from Harry Potter ("Jess... quilt me... I don't want to be folded up..."). So I'm going to try... as of tonight, Wednesday at 9:45 pm, all I have left to quilt are the wind swirls!

The trees get their own colored threads.

I don't think I've ever "premiered" a quilt for the Blogger's Quilt Festival before, so I'm excited. I can't wait to share all the details with you! Tomorrow I work from 8 to 6 so you know what tomorrow night looks like already (quilting, making binding, trimming, burying threads, a big bowl of ice cream, and 5 episodes of Friends). Friday I have a good chunk of the day, so I'll finish, take pictures, and hopefully post it by nighttime. I think I can, I think I can!

Spring '14 Blogger's Quilt Festival -

(Yes, I realize the Blogger's Quilt Festival lasts several days... but I like the feel of deadline heat!). Am I totally off the wall for thinking I can finish this thing that fast?

Linking up to WIP Wednesday.


  1. This is so pretty! You CAN do it!!! (good luck!) :)

  2. I know how that goes--just have to put is aside for a while. I recently finished a quilt by just "putting my head down and quilting until it was done!" So glad it's done, too, but it was a slog at the end. Keep your eye on the prize, so to speak!

  3. I'm trying to work out what to submit to the festival. Because you have to make a new post for to link up, I feel like I'll be repeating myself too soon on my blog lol, so I'm trying to talk myself into trying to make something new... in a few days.. yeahhhhh not sure how that will work :D

  4. You're not off the wall. The bowl of ice cream is going to totally push you to the end! I find the closer and closer I get to the end of a project the more I can coax myself to say, I'll just finish up this one side of binding....well, I might as well trim these threads....and then, I'm finished before I know it.

  5. Oh I know you can! I can't wait to see it, what category are you going to enter it in? I don't want to compete with it!

  6. GoGo Jess! You can do it! I can't wait to see this all finished :)


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