Monday, February 06, 2006

The things you find..


Today I am not at the Judy Twitty embellishment workshop. My hands started doing the dropsey thing last night and today I'm poking one fingered at the keyboard. I considered going and watching but decided I really needed to jsust rest. Maybe when I'm feeling better I can convince one of the other guild members to give me a crash course.

Clearing space in the quilting room is taking more time and energy then planned. I find myself tryng to finish things (it only needs binding....,) package projects (if I have the right fabric to put sashing between these blocks they would make a quick quilt...) or just reminising (this is the box of miscel. thimbles I bought in South Carolina at the little antique shop....) This means I've been in the quilt room for almost two days and have only one...that's right...one box - a large box - of stuff to get rid of. If I was on that TV show that forces people to get rid of clutter I would flunk! I just am not making progress and now with the MS kicking back in it seems almost insurmountable...alright, no more whining.

The photo is of 12 of the blocks I made during a year long class with Mimi Dietrick in Maryland. It was a great class. There are six half-made blocks...I think I was trying to finish 16 total. Now, I will finish two of the half-baked ones, put in sashing and call it a quilt...ah, well, a quilt top!

10 comments:

Patti said...

How many of us went though the Baltimore Album phase? I have a similar collection of blocks with about 6 or 7 still half finished. I need to get them out and complete them - but after doing so much primitive and folk applique those pieces seem so very tiny and fussy! I still have all my Elly Sienkiewicz books - some of those go for BIG MONEY on Ebay!

Patti said...

I need to add that I'm so sorry your MS is acting up - that has to be heartbreaking for you when you want to accomplish so much and planned to take a special class. I sure hope it goes away quickly.

Tonya R said...

Hope you're feeling better. No more work for the rest of the week. Kick back, watch tv and throw the stuffed camel for Mac. Take it easy.

Dawn said...

WOW! What a great quilt (ummm top)! What a great thing to be able to learn and do the applique with Mimi! It is going to be wonderful when your done!

Laura said...

Your quilt blocks are lovely! That would be a definate keeper and one to get completed. So sorry to hear about the MS. Take care of yourself and hope you are feeling better soon!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

These blocks will make a truly stunning quilt once you get them all set together. I always admire the patience of a quilter who appliques.

Cheers!

Evelyn

The Calico Cat said...

I took that same class with Mimi! She is an awesome teacher! My BAQ is also a UFO.....

Bonnie said...

I'm sure sorry you are having a hard time with this (*&@$(*7 MS! I know you wanted to go to the Judy Twitty class, but there will be more time for more classes. The blocks are beautiful, I think finishing it into a smaller quilt is the way to go! Let me know if you want someone to come and be ruthless in your sewing room...(yea yea, remember the time I folded all your fabric because I couldn't sleep at 3am? *LOL*)

Bonnie

Darcie said...

Sorry to hear that your MS is attacking you. Hope you can rest this weekend.

Maybe you could enlist a guild/quilting friend to help you with the sorting? Maybe even if she is just as bad at the *clean sweep* as you think you are, the two of you could still have a fun time?

Darcie said...

Your blocks are drop-dead-gorgeous!!!