Wednesday, November 17, 2010
I have finished putting the borders of my rail fence quilt. Unfortunately, I didn't record on this blog when I started it, but it was at least a year ago. Eventually I got motivated to work on it as the main project. I would like to finish the rail fence quilt now, instead of saving it for later. I am working on piecing the backing now. Nothing fancy, just getting it big enough.
I have decided that I am not going to be making all of my holiday gifts this year. I will buy something, and supplement it with a quick handmade gift - like the tissue holders I showed earlier. This leaves my time left to finish quilts. [No, Michele, I am not going to promise to finish 10 quilts. or even one.] It also gives me permission to make little things to get the thrill of making something new as well.
I went shopping for batting, and bought some sale fabric as well, pictured above. I haven't bought any fabric in a long time, so this was really enjoyable. I have been fondling the fabric since I bought it, thinking I have so many unfinished projects, and fabric kitted up, that I should just put this away. I hadn't bought the fabric to go together, just what I was in the mood to get at the time, but I think they do look good together. And I have decided to use it up. This keeps my promise of not buying fabric for the stash. I am going to make a quilt simply with squares, like this - letting the fabric do the work. I'm not sure if I will be doing it as a Leader and Ender or simply just make it now. I'm thinking it is something quick and easy that I should just be able to chain piece, but we all know that those kinds of words should never be uttered.