Well, I think I have a third of the ginormous quilt finished. Except that I already have a few more ideas of things to add to it.
I tend to fret about every stage of this quilt before I get going on it. I started laying flowers out today and hated it. I didn’t have any stems cut, so I just kept at it one piece at a time. A couple of the flowers I made didn’t make the cut. They may go on the other half or I’ll just skip them. Eventually I got it to where I wanted it.
Here’s a closer shot of just the flowers. I had the whole thing laid out on the tile floor in the kitchen. I used an iron right on the floor to tack everything down. Then I took the whole thing to my sewing room and ironed it really well. Everything is iron on applique. It will all get nailed down when I quilt it on the longarm. That thought makes me fret…a lot. That’s a lot of thread changes.
This flower is my very favorite.
I think this little lady is pretty cute too.
I haven’t done much else this week besides work on the quilt and do a mountain of laundry. I think tonight, I may just knit. Of course, I’ll be fretting about the other part of the quilt. I have some pretty ambitious ideas!
This project is really stretching me. I’m doing some things I never thought I could do, and I’m enjoying it. A couple of times, I’ve been tempted to have a bad attitude, but I’m not going to let that happen. This quilt is going in the new kids wing at our church. While I know that this quilt isn’t going to affect the kids, the building and the people that volunteer there certainly will. There are lots of kids that show up there on Sunday and Wednesday that just need someone to love them and to tell them that they’re not an accident. So, I’m going to do my small part to make that happen!
NowI’m going to go eat! I’ve had a bunch of salmon smoking all afternoon. I snitched a little piece earlier and its really good!!!