Saturday, November 3, 2012

I Feel Like I Almost Climbed Mt. Everest

Okay, I know that's really exaggerated, but listen...  I think I have had this quilt on my frame since June.  I really wanted it to be special.  I wanted it to be different.  When I loaded it in June I thought it would be done in a 2-3 weeks.  But then all of my vacations began...  Flagstaff, AZ; Bear Lake, UT; Spain, France, visiting my mom and dad in Wisconsin.  Then school started.  Then my mom got sick and I spent three weeks with her and my dad, helping him through her funeral and needing to move him to an assisted living facility.  Then I just didn't feel like doing anything, even quilting.  Since I lost my mom, the pain is still so raw, and I have really felt like I need to be with my husband, daughters, and my grandkids more.  Which means less quilting time.

 So, yesterday I removed this quilt from the frame and I THINK it is done.  Yes, think, because I really feel like I want to change it.  Have you ever done that?  I feel like those green and blue squares in the border really detract from the beautiful center of the quilt.  I am thinking I may actually cut a new border, and reload it on my machine, and applique down a strip to cover those squares.

I think I know how best to do continuous that's a whole lotta cc's, isn't it?  I really didn't want to do this one in feathers like most Triple Irish Chains are done -- you know feather wreaths, feathers in the borders.  We'll see if I am still happy with that decision at a later date...


  1. Mary - the quilt is beautiful and perfect just the way it is. You have been through so much in the past few months - just let the quilt be finished . . . so you can move forward to different projects - it might be kind of therapeutic for you . . .do you know what I mean?

  2. Absolutely Beautiful just the way it is - I'd get this beauty bound and labeled in honor of your Mom.

    I made a couple of Memory quilts in honor of my Mom and it helped sooo much in working through my loss. I actually have one more that's just for her, a tribute quilt, that I need to finish in the New Year...

    My Best to You and Yours,

  3. Oh, I **Love** this! The rings instead of feathers on the Irish Chain are so nice and refreshing.


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