Monday, January 28, 2013

Design Floor Monday

Well, I feel like I've done very little and have very little on my plate. I think it is because I took the weekend off, as I tend to do. We are lucky enough to be close enough that we see the kids and grandkids quite often on the weekends, and that is what happened this weekend. Here is my 2nd almost finish of 2013. I am still thinking how I want to handle the back to add some interest. I like how it turned out. I'm going to try to get this one done on the machine, but we'll see.
These half square triangles are going to magically turn into Delectable Mountains, if all goes well.  I've decided not to do that sew-along I described below, and instead do a quilt with different rows.  I won't be behind on this one.  I believe new rows come out the 2nd and 4th Monday.  The button is over to the right if you are interested.
I got a nice box from the Fat Quarter Quilt Shop today.  I bought some pretty Christmas fabrics for Comfort and Joy.  The 3rd try at a background for Comfort and Joy flopped, so I'm back to choice 2.  I will have to get going on this tomorrow if I am going to get it done this month.  I also bought a beautiful jelly roll called Sakura.  I have wanted to try one of these quick quilts, and I think my oldest granddaughter, Gracie, will like these colors.

I've about decided not to post on Mondays anymore, as I really feel outclassed.  I'm just an ordinary person who basically taught herself to sew after watching my Mom and aunts quilt.  I'm not fancy in any way, shape, or form!  It stresses me out to see how much people accomplish, too!  Much to think about!!


Kate said...

Love your pretty heart quilt.

I don't do fancy either and some weeks, don't have much to post on Monday because we are busy with something or other. I've been known to show a cut border strip on the design wall because that's all I got done during the week. So please don't feel outclassed.

Kathaleeny said...

No way are you outclassed. I did the Easy Street Mystery quilt on Bonnie's blog and felt quite demoralized when everyone immediately started posting their finished quilts. Now I'm finding out that there are even more of us still sewing away. There just isn't a place to post "I'm not done yet."

Family first. Do what's best for you but not because you're outclassed.


Jeanne in Ohio said...

Youe heart quilt is sweet and simple, my favorite kind of quilt! I hope you don't decide not to post on Mondays. It's not a contest, at least for me. I love to see what everyone is working on, but mostly I do it to keep myself moving forward. It would be so easy to not get anything done except read for a few weeks, but blogging about my projects makes me want to have something new.

Frog Quilter said...

We all started just the same as you. The posting encourages you try different things. If you keep going YOU WILL GET BETTER as have the rest of us.

Laura said...

You need to keep posting on Mondays! I love seeing EVERYONE'S work. Good for you for finishing this quilt well before Valentine's Day. That is something to be proud of, for sure!

JCMITQuilts said...

YOU posted a Quilt top AND perfect little half-square triangles. I posted a box of squares - literally. :-) There is no "out-class". Keep your chin up high and keep putting yourself out there. It's truly not to "show off", it's to keep connected with others that share your interests. Don't stop posting. :-)