Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Well, it's not much, but I think it counts.  I SO want to get this one finished!  But I keep getting discouraged with the quilting.  It was too long to mount on my Flynn frame so I decided to "keep it simple" and just follow the blue lines with some straight lines.  Problem is, I'm using white thread.  Basically, everytime I get to a brown block, it looks as though someone keeps bumping me while I'm sewing...ugh.  Everytime the thought crosses my mind to just rip it all out and start over, I just can't DO it!  I hate ripping and I have to keep telling myself, done is best.  So I will push through.
Also, I started a tutorial a few weeks ago and then realized I had way too many things to finish before Christmas.  2 twin-sized, 1 queen sized, and 1 lap-sized quilt.  The tute quilt is going to be a baby gift for someone special, but I've had to put it aside for now.  Here's a sneaky peeky anyway...
I think my hope now is that if I actually SHOW you what I'm working on, then maybe just MAYBE, I can find some motivation to get these things DONE!
Darlene :)


  1. I'm liking this quilt, can't wait to see it. Cool colors you picked on both the quilts. Love blue and brown combo's. I know what you mean by quilting in the ditch with light colored thread and the ripping out thing. Just finished ripping out a LOT of my in the ditch stitching and starting over. I guess that's why I haven't been able to get any of my UFQ's finished, too many do-overs. I'm with you on the Done is best. Besides, quiliting is not supposed to be perfect, thank goodness!!!!!

  2. White thread is so hard! I have started using an ecru type color when I quilting white PLUS other colors b/c it is just less glaring on the darker fabrics.

    Finished IS better than perfect. You have a lot on your plate though...I just have a twin to finish and 2 lap quilts before Christmas and I'm getting completely overhwhelmed.

  3. DD from the look of your snapshot..I think it looks pretty amazing...the colours are terrific...the pure fabric love it...made a quilt a couple months ago with is my fav till I complete my orange one lol.

  4. What a wonderful quilt you are working on!! I love the colors and the shapes we can see. Sounds like you have a lot to accomplish before Christmas - good luck!