Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Quilt That Never Was

Tonight is the Uncommon Threads Quilt Guild meeting where everyone who made a challenge quilt will reveal their work. I will not be one of those people. That quilt just did not get done. My heart was not in it, I didn't like the design I chose and working on it was a constant struggle. Everything that could go wrong did.
  But the good news is I am able to admit all this to myself and not feel guilty for wasting supplies and time on something I shouldn't have started in the first place.
  I did start quilting it but might be able to salvage some of the batting for a smaller project.
Most of last week I worked with a friend assembling and packaging gift baskets. It was like factory/sweatshop work. But my friend is quite enjoyable and made lunch for us each day and that helped the time go by. It's going to be a while before I want to see cellophane and green tulle again.
Now I must put my nose on my own grindstone for the rest of this week and work on graduation dresses. When I was in Nashville last Saturday, I was able to visit the wonderful fabric store there and picked up more swatches for another project. Fingers crossed that I have found the right shade of red wool gabardine.


FiberAntics said...

Oh, Bummer! Sometimes we have those projects that were just not meant to be. Chin up, let it go, move on. Something better is right around the corner.

fifima said...

Which fabric shop?
The one that is "garden" something?!
I love that one.