|27 blocks!!! Jackpot!|
I am attracted to these in a big way, and so different from anything I would likely make. They came home with me.
Here's my theory. We start a project, learn what we want from it, and then it goes into the UFO pile. We have a hard time letting it go because :
1. we spent a lot of money on it
2. it's perfectly good/well made/ fine/useful
3. we mean to finish it some day
4. It will make a great quilt when finished
5. we feel terrible abut not finishing things we start
6. we hate wasting anything we make
|yardage given along with the blocks!|
They mock us.
They take up space and we all need space.
We sometimes feel guilty about them...
For Quilt's Sake Y'all, this is a Hobby!
It's supposed to be fun!
What if we just admit we are just no longer excited enough to finish them??
I wonder, isn't loss of interest a valid reason to let it go?
My friend Cindy let these blocks go.
She let them go to another person who is excited anew about making the project.
She has more space, and I have another project I am jazzed to make. No reason to make it, no burning desire to express myself in it. I just thought it would be fun and teach me something.
I asked her why she was giving it up. She said she wanted to learn to hand piece. She did that and is now done. She also gave up some other quilt tops, books and fabrics. She's happy.
I said, "You now have more space, and I'm leaving with your UFO!!!"
She said, "Well, my work here is done!"
Another friend brought a bag of notions. Did we all look through them? Yep. Of course we did.
I left with some zippers, and other stuff I thought I could use. I have a lot of zippers waiting for projects like totes and dog leash carriers but zippers never go bad in their packaging. I took them happily.
|extra feed sack fabric to make more blocks|
I'm also happy to receive from others.
I would love to fight the current trend to make a profit at any expense going on right now.
Let's get out there and share so another quilter carries on.
Which brings me to your gift. A scissor keeper made with American flag fabric.
It has a few flaws, like me. The tension went off a wee bit with the quilting because my metallic gold thread was too loose. Still works and it cute!
I used the pattern going around here The Scissor Cozy!
I didn't follow the pattern. I made it much easier for me, a bit larger, and all in an hour.
Want to win? Entertain me somehow. I need a boost. If you leave a comment to win, make sure I know it's an entry and I can reach you. I want to have a giggle so try to entertain me. Good luck with that. I love you all. LeeAnna