Friday, August 14, 2009

Progress (or lack thereof)


I haven't worked on my quilt since last Wednesday. My in-laws came into town, and then Sean and I both came down with virus after they left. So, I've been feeling out of sorts. I managed to finish one block this morning. So far, I'm 20% of the way from finishing...maybe less. But, I'll keep chipping away at this. Stars are not my strength. It's challenging to line up the points without clipping off the tips or not distorting the fabric because of the bias-cuts. I actually threw away the last star I worked on (it's the one on the bottom, left); and started a new star this morning. The dimensions were just way off. My husband said people will not notice the mistakes, but *I* will know they are there, and that will bother me. I think quilters can be quite neurotic, but that is part of the territory. If you're 1/16" off here and there, you'll find yourself off by one whole inch (or more) before you know it. This hobby truly teaches one a whole lot of patience!! Thanks for stopping by, today!

4 comments:

Mary said...

I know what you mean about it being "perfect". I have seam ripped and had to start over before too. It's looking good though girl, keep at it.

Helena said...

It's lovely. Quilting is one of those things that I really must do "some day". :)

Karen said...

Hi Ethel! How is the quilt coming? And hopefully, you are feeling better now. I haven't been at the Shack for a couple of weeks (yes, I know....need to stop in! :>), but was wondering how your son is liking his new school? My best friend is a quilter, but I've never watched her work on one outside of some hand stitching she will bring when we get together. I'm learning a lot from your pics and blogging. Thanks for sharing your proccess here and good luck in the patience department!! :> I've left you an award on my blog.

Sue McGettigan said...

Don't throw them out!! Just turn them into something you care less about than a quilt, maybe a little purse, a pot holder or a table coaster. I love quilting stars :)