Wednesday, July 31, 2013

At Loose Ends

How could I possibly be at loose ends with two quilts in the works?  It's because I don't have a steady, quick-to-stitch, in-progress quilt to cut and stitch.  When I'm in the middle of cutting and sewing a quilt, I have plenty of ideas for the next quilt.  I jot them down, make drawings, etc.  Now that it's time to choose and begin, I'm hemming and hawing.  Colors, block size, etc.  But then maybe I really shouldn't be starting a new quilt anyway because I have 4 or 5 tops waiting to be quilted and at least one waiting for a decision about whether it's a finished top or not. 

This red/green is in progress.  I'm not completely committed to it yet. 
I began adding gold/yellow squares in the center of the 4-patch blocks.  Maybe they all need gold in the center?  Maybe the light blocks are too light but maybe the light crosses are okay?  Maybe all the circles should be the same size?  Maybe the 4-patch blocks should have green squares and red bars?  There are so many variables to consider.  It helps to look at a photo of the blocks.  Creates objectivity, I think.  I probably just need to keep making blocks and then play.

Center Light is exactly half quilted:  I counted the blocks today. 
I had hoped I was further along because I claimed this as my goal for a September finish for the 2013 Finish-A-Long.  I should probably find a few good movies to watch and settle in for at least a few hours every day.

Can you recommend some good (non-R-rated) movies?

I'm linking this to W.i.P. Wednesday at Freshly Pieced and
WOW (WIPs on Wednesdays) at Esther's Blog.  Thanks for hosting, ladies.



  1. Movie suggestions - How to Make an American Quilt and Lonesome Dove are two of my favorites. Good luck with your goal. It's a beautiful quilt! :)

  2. Thank you for the movie suggestions, Michelle. I'll see if our library has them.

  3. That sure is a challenge you have set your self Nancy, your quilting is so fine it must take ages to do each square with out doing the whole quilt. Lovely work. All the best for meeting your challenge. Cheers Glenda

  4. Your quilts look great. The circle and cross one somehow reminds me of hugs and kisses...which I know are really x's but still it makes me think of that. TV suggestion: We just finished watching the BBC series, "Monarch of the Glen". I think there are five or six seasons on DVD. The story is entertaining and wholesome and the scenery is beautiful.

  5. Oh! I love both quilts! The little bits of yellow really sing in the first one. A movie that's an oldie but goodie: The ghost and Mrs. muir. Enjoy!


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