Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Bite the bullet...

I am a great procrastinator.
I have little self discipline.
I would sooo much rather make these blocks... 
...than finish up other projects!

I have often heard my mom use the phrase "bite the bullet"; you know, to "accept the inevitable impending hardship and endure the resulting pain with fortitude."  Now, finishing off a quilt project is not really a hardship nor is it painful. Still, the one thing I don't really enjoy about quilting is the sashing and borders. Blocks are fun to piece, but measuring and re-measuring, then cutting, pinning, and sewing long strips of fabric is b-o-r-i-n-g for me.

"Bite the bullet, Julie" and just get 'er done. So after sewing that one very cute block, I got busy...
 (sorry, upside down picture, thanks to blogger)

Well, it wasn't as bad as I thought. So I added a light pink border. And next up is a narrow fuschia border. Then I've got one wider border to put on last. I am trying to make this quilt about the same size as the other pink one, and I am trying to use up as much of the leftover fabric as possible!
 I'd still much rather be making these....!!!!
Perhaps I can make a pact with myself....something to help with self-discipline...
I could make ONE cute block, then I must work on a WIP. Will it work? 

3 comments:

Mrs. JP said...

I don't know if it will work but I throw my hat right in there with you. I'm just now MAKING myself finish a quilt I started over 10 years ago! I'm trying a quilt-as-you go method because it is king size and I just can't quilt something that big on my machine. I refuse to send it out. Whew, that was therapeutic. Thanks for letting me have this session with you. I'm headed right now for the sashing strips I cut yesterday.

Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

Can't blame you for wanting to work on those blocks. They look like lots of fun. And I like your pink/fuscia quilt too.

Barbara Anne said...

Love the swirly blocks but they do look complicated. Are you sure they're fun to make? Must be since you have a stack of so many.

Your plan to make one swirly block, then work on a UFO is perfect! Work-reward-work-reward!

I'm currently working on a decade old UFO, too. Sigh!

Cheers!