tirsdag, november 06, 2012
Why is it so tempting, so easy, to start something new before finishing what you already have got going...? Before I start yet another patchwork project (I am so itching to...) I better take stock of what I have yet to finish. Like this blue and white nine patch one, started about a year ago, and reached to this stage around May this year. Still missing its final border, wadding and backing.
Then, of course, there is the blue and white hexagon quilt I started earlier this autumn. Now no one would surely expect (myself the very least!) me to finish this one in a jiffy! It is after all hand stitched, and everyone knows these things take their time. Right...?
Speaking of hand stitching... there is also this hand stitched lilac and white diamond number, started last summer (if my memory serves me right) and actually got to this stage back in May. This one too is still missing its finishing borders, wadding and backing. Oh dear...
Now this vintage looking thrifty thing has really not done too badly, as it has only(!) taken me since this summer to get to this stage. Again, it is missing its borders. Now that has now been solved, though, as there is this old Cath Kidston fabric. And then a lovely reader, Jola from Poland, kindly sent me the pretty blue and white polka dot fabric. Just the thing, so I might actually finish this one in the foreseeable future!
And then we get to the final issue... the desire to start something new. Can I really justify it, when I have so many unfinished projects? But these vintage fabrics are just "speaking to me", and I am dying to get my hand on the pretty retro ones Ada sent me some time ago. I can just see them in a new lovely, vintagey hexie quilt. Can´t you...?