I have finally finished stitching Block #5 of my Journey of a Quilter project. I checked back in my blog and discovered that I traced this block in October 2007...
that's right...it took me almost a year to finish this block!! And it was easy stitching too! (To read this humiliating evidence click here. ) The good thing about having a blog is documenting your progress on some quilting projects, and the bad thing about having a blog is the documentation of the lack of progress on others! Oh my...I just can't believe it has been a whole year! But in the meantime I have enjoyed all the experiences listed on this block...stitched, formed friendships, laughed, shared secrets, eased burdens, and learned lessons...and created many more UFO's!
I really am trying to be more disciplined about starting new projects, and forcing myself to work on my UFO's first.
Case in point...I did not start Bonnie's latest mystery quilt Old Tobacco Road because I haven't finished her first two mysteries yet (see mystery 1 here and mystery 2 here). I have the tops pieced and the backings and battings purchased, but they are not quilted, bound, or labelled, so that doesn't "count" as being finished. It's very difficult for this quilting addict to resist this enticement, and even though I would be using up stash (a very good thing), I would be making another UFO (not a good thing).
So I just had to say 'no'!
And now another temptation is coming along...a new mystery by Deb over at Quiltaholics - click here. The fabric requirements are posted and the larger size would be just perfect for the comfort quilts project at my guild. It is running next weekend Oct. 4 and 5th and now I have to figure out... do I have it in me to turn down 2 mystery quilts in a row?!?!
Maybe I will sew up a quick little paper piecing block just for fun while I decide what to do about this mystery quilt?!?!
Or maybe I should just finish the quilting on the many other mystery quilts I have started this year and written about in my blog, like the Quiltaholics spring mystery, or last fall's mystery, or the spring mystery before that !?!
This is like a quilting intervention on myself....I think I just made my decision!!!