I know I will love this quilt when it is finished but just now it feels like I will never finish sewing the pieces together. The little 4" blocks are finished but now they are waiting to be sewn into blocks of four, with sashing.
I needed 32 more blocks to go around the edges: 128 little 4" blocks and 128 pieces of coral "sashing," plus 32 little red squares. All the pieces are cut and a few are sewn together.
The process is to stitch a coral strip to the side of each square, then to the opposite side; and to each side of a red square. Then press, pin, and sew the coral/red strips to the squares. Sew, sew, sew.
I know they will eventually be finished but it's beginning to feel like a marathon -- one that's like a treadmill with no end in sight.
Do you ever feel like you're just ready for a quilt to be done? (Or maybe I should say Done with a capital D.) Do you rush through to finish, plod on, or lay it aside for a while? If you rush through do you ever take shortcuts or make choices that are less than the best for the quilt?
I don't want to shortchange this quilt, but boy am I ever ready to start something new!