The pieced strips in this quilt grow quickly, I have one finished already, and the other five are more than half done.
I think I procrastinated about making this quilt for so long because I knew it would go together very quickly, and it would be finished only be a matter of days after I decided to start it. I'm stretching the sewing out a bit, I don't want it over too soon. Some quilts go together so quickly I have no memory of making them, and I don't want that to happen with this one.
I love sewing these strip set together, it's fast and easy and I can watch the TV while I sew. The 3" strips are fun to work with after the 3/4" ones in some of the DJ blocks.
I'm trying to formulate a few pre-New Year's Eve resolutions, things to be working at before the end of the year arrives. I want the DJ in one piece, which is totally feasible. I would like this strip quilt top finished, again, totally do-able. I want my sewing room restored to order; that's a bit of a tall order, but a single night of determined sorting would make a huge difference to the mess. I have DVDs, and red wine; it could be a lovely way to spend an evening.
And I would like the UFOs all in one spot, and catalogued so I know what is there. It's all a big jumble now, and I have no idea what I could work on next, ot what is close to completion. I need a list, and a rough outline of what to do next for each project.
I like the idea of working my way to the end of the year, trying to make every day count towards my goals, instead of coasting along with the attitude that I'll see out the year and then make a fresh start. I could be in a much better place with my projects in two weeks time, if I just apply myself. Mereth and I won't have anyone here for Christmas or Boxing Day, so we'll be able to do exactly as we please, which sort of compensates for the lack of family. Sort of....... but not entirely. Where's that red wine?