23 April, 2009

Traditional Blocks, 2008

I have participated in the annual Block of the Month classes at my LQS since 2005, I don't have one of these quilts completed, although 2006 is set into a top; that's noteworthy! I decided to do 2007, 2008 (and am currently working on 2009) in two separate colorways, (how's that for convoluted thinking? Since I wasn't getting single sets done, let's go ahead and double up!?!) that's eight quilts that I have in progress right there, that's a BUNCH of blocks piling up! Enough is enough. On Saturday I decided to drag them out of the closet and begin the setting process, this is 2008, the traditional blocks ( I also have a matching set in batiks). I chose to float the blocks on point and use a strippy set for these, my plan will be to attempt some pretty quilting in the open areas, there will be lots of room to practice feathers and swirls on this one, stay tuned... there's a virtual parade of quilt tops to come!

"Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task."~William James

Life is Good!


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17 comments:

Becky said...

Love your quote! How very, very true. Let's just get it done. Good luck with your BOM's. It's looking good.

OhQuilter said...

ALthough I am not a frequent responder I am a faithful reader! I always find inspiration in your posts and some darn cute pictures too!!! Love your block setting and the quote!! I recently went in search of my unfinished BOM's to work on my machine quilting skills (but w/ the Baby Lock). It will be interesting!

Nancy said...

Oh, dear, you just HAD to bring up languishing BOMs, didn't you? Just when I start getting a grip on organizing my scraps. Oy. I know they are there. Really, I do.

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh....BOM's!! Still have a year's worth packaged....great subtle reminder here! Thanks!! (NOT!) LOL

Belvie said...

Oh my....I have 4 years worth of BOM blocks sitting in my closet. I'm so happy to know I'm not the only one.

Domestic Designer said...

I am so glad to hear that I am not the only one!!! I need to finish some up as well. I just can't resist the BOM. I think it is more of a social thing as opposed to a quilting thing! :-) Have a great day!

Libby said...

I like your way of thinking . . . . why make just one quilt when you can make more *s*

Quiltdivajulie said...

That quote is one of my all-time favorites ~ I wrote it in calligraphy, framed it, and hung it near my ironing board for MANY years...

Good luck!

lindsey said...

You are amazing! This work is beautiful.

paula, the quilter said...

I, too, did the doubling up. But they are both done: one is on the bed and the other donated to QOV. I am actually caught up on BOMs. *whew* Now, if you were to post on kits I would be in hot water.

Nane said...

I gave up on 2006 (wasn't that the year with curved pieces) but like you have to get busy on catching up. Chocolate Chickens will be next!

Terry said...

Love your blog.
Blessings and hugs .

Salem Stitcher said...

Oh, I need to print out that quote and post it in my quilt room and in my office.

I can't wait to see what you do with all of your blocks!

meggie said...

Ah, your quote is so true!
Good luck with your BOMs.

*karendianne. said...

Boy does that quote hit home! I'm so thrilled to read about your Quilt Life, what it's like for you and what you're up against. It makes me feel "real" in my own efforts. Recently I thought to post how difficult it has become for me to get things done but I didn't. I thought that was just out of bounds. Surely everyone has this obstacle. It's refreshing to read how an experienced quilter starts, ends up with and eventually deals with the creations brought to life. I needed this post! I like to go with where the Spirit calls but sometimes the Spirit asks more of me than I want to give & I sometimes don't listen. Just a little Rigid Quilter thing. ;)

Zlaty said...

I think the blocks go good together! Great idea!

Happy sewing!

mamaspark said...

I like the fact that you are working gon completing these. It makes me feel inspired to do likewise! Thanks!!