Monday, June 4, 2018

Just Get It Done, OMG for June

I can't remember when I've had such a difficult time completing a quilt! It's been two years since I finished piecing this quilt, and now it has sat on my longarm for almost a month. Seriously, who does that?
First to iron this nicely!

I, of course, have good reasons for not getting this gem quilted. (We all do, don't we?) First I was sick, then we spent a week out of town moving my in-laws to assisted living, and then we've been on a much-needed vacation.

But aside from that, I was having a hard time coming up with my quilting plan. I finally got a start on it before we left town, but still don't have the full picture.

Stitch in Ditch and Echoing

 I want to do some heavy, custom quilting on this, as a way to practice marking and spacing and rulers and techniques. That was the reason I made this quilt in the first place. All that negative space is just crying out for some fancy quilting! When I do get home, I should just start in again, get a plan in place, and just do it!

Rudimentary beginnings


So that is my OMG goal for June. Just do it! Get this quilted so I can get to my customers' quilts that are patiently waiting in line.......

Quilting with a smile,
Barb

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    1. That's what I really need to do. Back from vacation and refreshed and ready to rumble!

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  2. Okay good thing is: You got it loaded on the frame before you left. Second: I'm so glad you wrote this post as YES I do the same thing. I psych myself out and totally overthink it. I do like your idea of making a quilt just to practice my freemotion quilting. You got this...enjoy! I know it will be beautiful.

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    1. Good to know I'm not alone! I'm anxious to quilt it now after my vacation refresher.

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  3. Fun looking quilt top! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

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  4. I'm sure you know Angela Walters. She has great ideas for those spaces. I get stuck as well and seem to stick to straight lines.

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    1. I forgot to mention that this quilt is from a pattern by Angela Walters - Haley's Stars. And I've even taken a class from her. None of that helps. It's like staring at a blank piece of paper sitting in the typewriter and trying to write the American Novel, lol!

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  5. Your are doing good. Just keep going. Take one square at a time. I mostly never know what I am going to do until I start. I get one block quilted and the whole time, I am freaking out over the next block but somehow, I manage to quilt the next one and the next one until I am finished. Your quilt is going to be beautiful!

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    1. Yes, that's what I need to do. Just stop thinking and get 'er done!

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  6. What a great quilt to do some fun custom quilting. I have that ruler too. I don't practice with it enough. Practice makes perfect...

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    1. I love that ruler! If I could keep just one ruler in my arsenal, it would be that one :)

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  7. It would be so fun to do a FMQ sampler on all that luscious blue! That way you don't have to worry what you put where, it's all just part of the sampler :)
    louise dot hornor at gmail

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    1. Louise - that's a great idea! I will have to give it some thought. Oh, darn. Thinking too much is my downfall......

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  8. Oh it's going to be so worth it ( and yep - I did that ugh)

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    1. Alycia - so good to know I'm not alone on my indecisions. Thanks for the vote of confidence!

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  9. Back from vacation and ready to tackle this challenge!

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  10. We seem to make these goals for our quilting projects and then a life event crops up and we never seem to be able to move forward. Hope you ca get back on with the quilting soon.

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  11. I've had a quilt that spent that long waiting to be finished. Sometimes, for whatever reason, you just lose the drive to finish something. It sounds like you've come up with a good quilting plan to get this one going again. I love the colors that you're working with!
    Happy quilting,
    Judy

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  12. I used to think if I put it in the frame it would just magically come to me. It never did/does. I really have to get the quilt top on the table, and mark it beforehand. I find it's forcing it, but I get used to making the decision about what to do where. Personally I think we overthink it, and am always shocked that even a meh idea of design can look awesome once it's quilted. Just do it! Done is better.

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  13. Maybe choosing a theme (like nature, geometry, hearts and lines, swirls and grids, or?) would narrow the choices and take away the feeling of overwhelm...? Too many choices can make me freeze up, that's for sure! I hope you've found your groove - go Barb, go!

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Just Get It Done, OMG for June

I can't remember when I've had such a difficult time completing a quilt! It's been two years since I finished piecing this quilt...