Things are starting to get back to normal at our house after celebrating the holidays and heading out to California to see the Rose Parade. I've still not gotten all the decorations down and packed, but after not being home between Christmas and New Years, we've enjoyed having them out, as opposed to so ready to pack everything up on January 1st, like other years.
Thanks so much for your encouragement and well wishes with regards to my 2011 Goals, and also for your take on what I considered a pretty sad 2010 when looking back at my UFO's. (by the way, I even forgot one, I had 7 UFO's, I forgot Darcy, a Schnibbles class I took this fall!)
Several folks gave me a perspective that had never occurred to me, and probably never would have; as I gain experience, I'm also expanding my likes and dislikes. When I first started quilting, I would make 2 or 3 quilts using the same pattern because I really didn't have any good direction or preference as to what to make, I just enjoyed sewing! My list of patterns, techniques and methods that I want to try grows weekly, why would I want to spend any amount of time on a project that doesn't suit, for any reason, just because I've started it!! Thanks so much turning around what I considered a newly developed quilting character flaw, into a positive statement on my developing skills, which really cheered me up!
It's been almost 3 weeks since I've spent any amount of time in my sewing room, but that changed today! Let me reintroduce you to Red, White & Wonderful, the quilt that I thought would be my last finish for 2010, but instead will be my first finish for 2011.
The pattern is by Gerri Robinson and was in the December 2007 issue of McCall's Quilting,
and uses the wonderful fabric, Roman Holiday by 3 Sisters for Moda.
First up, 5 of these
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to get this.....
How can 2 simple blocks and 4 different fabrics make something so lovely, in this case, "less is definitely more"! That from the queen of "more is more"!
All that's left is a couple of borders.
Even though this is a Christmas quilt, and even though I didn't finish this project in 2010 like I wanted, I STILL love it! This is one project I'm going to enjoy finishing, this week!