Monday, March 8, 2010

All gone ....!

Well, we did finally get some snow but alas it is gone. Today, I am enjoying a beautiful spring day! I love spring!

Recently, I've sat myself down and had a talk with my self. I said,

"self, you need to get organized. You seem overwhelmed, frozen on the spot, not knowing which pile you should tackle first. You're like a candle in the wind, blowing at which ever direction the wind sends you."

That, is so not me!

After my little talk, I decided that it was time I finish some way over due projects. You see, I bought myself some nifty little stackable bins. They even have a carry handle. The problem you might ask?

It wouldn't be so bad if this was the only stack of projects I've got going on.....

But I have two (2) more piles, and they don't all have just have one (1) projects inside!!!

It's almost gotten to the point of addiction. I mean, should I be starting out the post with, "hello, my name is Carole and I have an addiction to anything related to quilting......"

This is my most recent one! It's a huge bin, I rationalized purchasing it with the idea that I would keep my thread collection in it once emptied.

Have I mentioned another addiction of mine, thread, but I digress...

Anyway, the bin contains a new hand appliqué project, The Circuit Rider Quilt.

It's actually for a hand applique class I started to teach at the Shoppe last week!

I knew that buying more Art bins was not a viable solution, so I decided that I had to finish a project and empty a bin.

So, this is what I chose

The quilt pattern is Stars Aligned by Cozy Strip Club. It's a queen size quilt!

I've just recently finished hand sewing the binding. I used Matilda's own wool batting with silk. My friend Cheryl from Oz sent it to me. What a sweet batting it is.

I do love Matilda's own and, I have found a supplier for the Shoppe. Wool is so nice for those cold winter nights! According to my friend Cheryl, Aussie wool is the best! ;o) I have to say that so far, it's the one I like the most! At least, I haven't had any surprises like I did with Hobbs!

What a relief it was to have finally finished something from one of those bins. Of course, no sooner was the bin empty, it was refilled again with yet another project that "needs" to get done for someone! Sigh!

Note to self, "self, no longer accept commissions to make quilts!"

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your day! Cheers!

13 comments:

Red Geranium Cottage said...

You do know that once you own your own quilt shop your projects are put by the way side and the shop comes first.Plastic bins or not. You've got work to do missy.
I love wool batting, I used to do alot of my quilts at the shop with wool. So nice and cozy.
Try and put aside a little "me" time for you.
Hugs

onlymehere said...

It turned out so nice! I think I share in your addiction for quilting things. I wish I could find one of those deeper art bins but no one has them in stock right now. Oh well, like you I'd just fill it up anyway, lol! I really love the quilt and the colors you used.

Wendy said...

I have the same addition to all things quilting. I like your plan to empty a bin before starting another project. The quilt you picked is gorgeous.

julieQ said...

Hee! This sounds so familiar...I made my son save my his outgrown bins for my quilting stuff!! Addiction...hmmm!

Chookyblue...... said...

gotta go with the Aussie wool...........of course it is the best.......growing some here myself..........
lovely quilt finished..........I need to join you in the addiction.......addicted to starting and not finishing projects.........

Thimbleanna said...

Hmmm, what happened with the Hobbs? (If you told us, my feeble old brain has forgotten!) I love your pretty little stars pattern -- that red/green/blue combo seems to be a new favorite of mine. And I'm glad to see that I'm in good company with all of these addictions!

Dixie said...

Love your stars quilt - just love the feeling of the finish! My goal this year is to use blocks of time prepping projects which I have found eat up so much time. Then the actual applique or sewing can be done in the odd moment. This has worked for me so far - problem is - where to grab those chunks of time for prepping. Oh well, its all fun. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us ahead!

Guðrún said...

Your finished quilt is of course beautiful. Don´t be hard on yourself, you have a lot to do and less time to sew.

sandra said...

Love the quilt!
In life, we should learn to do only what gives us pleasure! I know it's not easy!

sandra said...

Love the quilt!
In life, we should learn to do only what gives us pleasure! I know it's not easy!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

The quilt is lovely! Love the idea of wool batting too. Must try it sometime for a winter quilt.

Good getting one project done, we all can relate to your addiction and your pile of UFOs!

Cheryl said...

Oh how I love bins!!! Your star quilt is wonderful.

Quilter Kathy said...

Beautiful finish! Who doesn't love a star quilt?!?
You reminded me that I need to buy more bins!
Or finish more projects!

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