Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Finished!

When I let myself get tempted by the pattern Kim presented at Kim's Big Quilting Adventure, and gave myself permission to do Kim's Happy Jacks quilt, I gave myself severe mandates. "You must get it done, and you must get it done quickly. Kim's done three of these in a week, certainly you can get it done quickly as well." Well I'm nowhere near as quick as Kim, but I did keep my focus on this quilt, even to the point that other things on the to-do list were skipped, and now it is finished! Definitely one of my quickest finishes.

The fabric choices were easy - the first fabric I find that works, is it. No agonizing over choices. The cutting was fine. The sewing was fine as well. Anything that wasn't, was trimmed off! The hardest part about the quilt was stopping. I wanted to make more pumpkins, and I wanted to make more faces. See, here is a photo of some scraps of fabric that fell onto the floor.

7 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

what a cute quilt. Congrats on staying focused and having a new decoration to hang this year :-)

Quilting Journey said...

Too cute! The quilt actually reminds me of a magnet page that my youngest daughter's college gave students early on. You were given a series of expressions and were to use another magnetic piece to indicate which face was how you felt that day. Helpful to roommates etc. Now, I can see an added on piece for this that could serve the same purpose. I'm feeling like Row 3,column b. And that little Jack on the floor? He's winking at one of us ;)

Tanya said...

That is great! Wow! You do work fast. I wonder if I need help in focusing a bit more. It seems that everything I'm working on now I've been doing for over a year! Love your assortment of oranges!

Vicky said...

I love your pumpkins! Will definitely have to put this on my to-do list! Fabulous finish!

Pam said...

It is a fun quilt - I can see that it would be hard to stop making the pumpkins with all the different faces.

Good job to get finished so quickly.

Jeanne said...

Great job! Mine is still languishing ... I need to get the button faces sewn on.
Jeanne :)

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

I wish we had this celebration, I want an excuse to make this quilt! Tracey