Call it spring cleaning ~
Tonight I reached WAY back in the closet and pulled out the assembled sections of Ashlee’s Yellow Brick Road quilt.
It was suppose to be a queen quilt for her bedroom, and we picked out fabric for months before I put it together. 10 years ago. It was so big, I couldn’t quilt it in one piece on my original Handiquilter frame, so I pieced it in quarters. Half the quilting was done when I stopped. It’s been too long to even remember why.
One quarter ended up a baby quilt, and another a blankie for Pearl. And tonight, after a fair bit of unsewing and re-assembly, she’s ready for quilting.
And WHY did I pull out this project? This morning I made a list. From memory. I got to 15, and it could go a little higher (my memory isn’t what it once was).
Fifteen? That would be the number of quilts I have started. That’s not the quilts I’m planning, or even the quilts I already have fabric for. And even worse? It really is just quilts. Not knitting or embroidery or crafty stuff. A sense of humor is a lovely thing.
Since I’m really working on “balance”, I have calmly ordered the list (rather than turning this into the usual push-everything-off-to-the-side-in-panic reaction), and I’ll see how much progress I can reasonably make in March. Five for sure, but seven isn’t out of the question given how far along the ones at the top of the list are. Luckily March is a long month.
So tonight I get to put this one on the frame and get it finished. Hey Ashlee ~ any suggestions on the quilting??