Saturday, November 3, 2007

Frustrations in the bag?

The past few weeks have been taken up with remodeling our bedroom. New flooring, wall color, furniture, bedding. I'm exhausted, but also frustrated. Other than my once-a-month get together with other quilters, I've not been able to sew at all. Oh, I've looked at quilt books (a new book does not automatically mean a new quilt) and read blogs (same thing) and been inspired, even opened EQ6 last night and played with an idea, but no fabric creations. I'm frustrated.

But there is one little gem that did come out of all this. I'd seen it in a McCalls 2005 Christmas quilt magazine and had to make it for 'show and tell' at our group. I've cut out another one, and these are so easy! The pattern called for a 6" orphan block but my leftovers were too large so used a small piece that I'd stamped on during an Earthly Goods class. The colors in the photo are a bit anemic. The green is rich, darker, but sparkles.

Oh, the bedroom turned out absolutely gorgeous... but now I need a new quilt, a king-size to boot. I guess that a new bedroom does automatically mean a new quilt. Sigh! Those UFOs are never going to be finished...

3 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

Why not get a solid color bedspread and then make several smaller quilts that can take turns laying across the foot of the bed?
I have made many king size over the years but my hands and shoulder can't handle that much bulk for quilting anymore.

Accidental Poet said...

Elsie I've been meaning to ask you - what size of "quilt" do you envision using on the tables at next year's FC? I'd like to try a small one just for fun.

Elaine Adair said...

Ohhh, happy dayyyy - I found another wonderful blogger. I'll be back! Keep up those lovely projects and photos!