Friday, November 28, 2008

Just do it already!!!

I have been so intimidated by the thought of quilting Charles' Christmas-present-quilt.
After thinking about how to quilt it for weeks (it has been weeks hasn't it? It sure seems like it!) I finally decided to just go ahead and quilt it!
It is not as if my quilting skills are going to improve dramatically while I wait and do nothing, so might as well get started :)
I am going to need to do some quilting within the squares, that'll have to be another night. It's almost midnight, and I am beat! Plus the kiddos will paobably wake up before 6 AM...
I also finished the quilttop for my sisters Christmas-present-quilt! I might just make it! I might just finish my to-do list in time!
Of course there is still Charles' birthday-present, Viola's game and my sisters birthday-present...

18 comments:

Tanaya said...

I am so glad you starting quilting it...and it looks like a very nice start! I am doing the same thing today, I took the leap and am quilting all of my bigger projects. I find that with each one, I get a little better and I am sure you do too!

LauraJ said...

Hey! I like those swirlies quilting! And your sisters quilt is very very pretty!

Fiesta said...

I have the same issues. My quilts wait months to be quilted because I procrastinate too long. I can never decide how to quilt them. It is such a struggle!

Suzanne said...

Oh Tine, Charles will truly love his quilt and you will do a beautiful job. What a great gift.
Have a good weekend and hope you can get some rest.

Marie' said...

I need that courage. Nice job.

Melanie said...

Well done for finishing your sister's quilt top.

You son is going to love his quilt. There is so much to see on it which will hopefully enchant him for years to come. I think it is quilts like this which make childhood a special place. He will always associate bedtimes and safe places with it. I think he will treasure it forever even in his teen years when he'll have to pretend he is such a grown up. :-)

Well done. I am still trying to meet my To Do list too.

Katy said...

well done for starting. You're like me, I can do the tops, then I stop...I have 2 quilts sat waiting for my quilting skills to magically improve (without practise? I don't think so!)
so, if you've started on yours, I'll start on mine today too, ok? Thanks for the gentle nudge ;)

Eileen said...

Fabulous! I know you can do it! You are on a roll. The quilting looks pretty good to me. :-)

Love your sister's quilt top!

mathea said...

You're doing fine! The quilting looks great to me, and now that you have done the grid, you have stabilized your blocks so it will be easier to quilt them later. And you've finished the other top as well - well done! I think I need to go and do some sewing to keep up :-)

ladydi said...

Wow! Charles will love it so much - you've done a fantastic job. How on earth do you work on it without him seeing? I love your quilting swirls on the sashing.

thriftymrs said...

Do you ever sit down and relax Tine? Haha! You're so busy and so, so talented.
Great jobs on both quilts.

Jackie said...

I love what you have done to Charles quilt. You did a great job!! Sometimes you are right you just have to do it!! I of course love the flying geese quilt... I say go for it and quilt it yourself.

Simone de Klerk said...

You did a great job quilting! I still have many tops to get quilted, but somehow don't do it. Do you draw on the pattern first? Also love the quilt you are making for your sister! Busy girl you are.

amandajean said...

your quilting is looking good! good luck getting all your projects finished in time.

Exuberant Color said...

You are right, you need to just jump in and do it. It is amazing that it the quilting actually goes pretty fast, considering all of the days worrying about it first. Your sister's quilt top is so pretty. She should love it.

jacquie said...

good for you Tine! i have the same problem, thinking about it for too long instead of just doing it. we will get better if we do it.

Tonya said...

Charles' quilt is looking fabulous! I am very impressed with your free motion quilting : ) Your sister's quilt top is beautiful. I love it so much, I think I may need to copy it in the future ; D

Lily Boot said...

Go Tine! I'm cheering you on from the sides! I know exactly what you mean about the quilting - I look at a finished quilt top for ages thinking I won't quilt it because it won't be lovely but you're so RIGHT - we won't ever get any better if we don't DO IT! And I love your swirls! I haven't been brave enough to try these yet.