Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Swoon Procrastination



I really wanted to work on my Swoon quilt over the summer.  I collected all the fabric and finished one test block but kept procrastinating working on it. There was even a Swoonalong to help me out. The link up is posted until mid November, so I might make the deadline yet.





The problem was that I don't like to cut a whole quilt at once. It's boring.  And I needed to cut a total of 600 pieces! If you like math, I needed 75 pieces per block x 8 blocks. That's a lot of boring figuring and cutting!
I had all the fabric chosen for each block, but just couldn't convince myself to get that cutting done. I guess that's the part of quilting I like the least.
From Rock My Roll




But I finally forced myself to get it done, and I have all the pieces cut out for the remaining 8 blocks and I am ready for a marathon sewing session.  If you're looking for me, I'm at my sewing machine!


16 comments:

  1. Looking good! Keep sewing! I have the same procrastination problem...I don't like the cutting out part as much as the sewing part!

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  2. I have had the fabric for 2 swoon quilts one for me and one for the quilt I will donate to be raffled off for the town and I to have been putting off the cutting have it done but the background for mine then to sew
    diana

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  3. I've had that swoon pattern for several months now, but have never started one. If you're like me, when I cut out a whole quilt at one time I lose pieces! Then I have to cut more, then I find the first ones. I've been buying a lot of plastic boxes to keep each project in!!

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  4. Sew that's where you are - behind the sewing machine! Keep up your good work - the results will be stunning when it all comes together. Definitely worth the effort!

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  5. I am working on a quilt that is mostly borders. Now that is boring..you have to measure to make sure everything fits sooo no precutting...Good luck sewing the rest of your blocks together!

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  6. Had to smile at that one. I work one block at a time. I think I would get so bored with the whole thing if I had to cut it all out at once. I would probably stop part way and just sew.
    Good going there. I was thinking of doing one - but not right now.

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  7. I know how that can be, you just have to get it done.

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  8. What a fabulous collection of fabrics! I prefer to have the cutting done and the blocks kitted up ready to sew. It's just getting to it and sometimes that's the hard part.
    Love the warning!

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  9. How clever that your sign blends in so well with the fabric in your block. : )
    I don't like cutting--so much so that if I don't cut the quilt all out at the start, I may never finish the quilt if I have to keep stopping to cut. So I put in a fun movie and have a reward for myself for when it is all cut, and I cut away. Not that it does me any good--Easy Street has been all cut most of the year and I only have 9 blocks finished. Oh, my. When I think about it I am embarrassed to tell you how many quilts I realize I have all cut that are hiding in my cupboard. Maybe cutting isn't what stalls me at all!! *LOL*

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  10. Cutting isn't my favorite either... I think that is why I love working with pre cuts so much! I really love your fabric choices.

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  11. That's a lot of pieces for a block! I really don't like the marathon cutting sessions either. Must be why I gravitate toward the medallion quilts and only cut one border at a time.:)

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  12. It will be worth the wait. This quilt is awesome!

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  13. You'll love it when it's done. JUST KEEP SEWING! I've made only ONE Swoon Block. I'm too used to the tiny blocks it seemed huge! I am committed to making my LUS in the next few months so cutting one block at a time or maybe two is about all I can do. I like having a Cutting session then the stitching goes quicker too, like Judy D said.

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  14. I love your color choices. I can't wait until you get some more blocks done. It is going to be fabulous. Rev that engine and get sewing!

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  15. that was a lot of cutting! wonder how long that took. Block looks good and love the fabric choice

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  16. Love the colors you've choosen for your Swoon blocks. I'm not a fan of marathon cutting either. I'll cut the strips, then cut those as I need to or I'll cut one block at a time. I'd much rather sew!

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