Thursday, April 15, 2010
Paintbox Quiltalong - TGIFFF
Thank God I'm finally freakin' finished! 80 blocks is a lot, for someone like me, anyway (not like my friend Robin who's 9-months pregnant and still churning out a new quilt every day!). I hate the constant feeling of being behind on something. Of course, I have multiple UFOs (unfinished objects, for you non-quilty types), which only don't bother me any more because they've been out-of-sight/out-of-mind for so long, but with a quilt-along, there's added pressure. Enough of the digression into my own guilt though . . . they're all pieced, and that's what matters! I'll hope to trim up the blocks today and get to work on the sashing next. I really do love the colors in these blocks, and hopefully you can see them all if my goal of getting a design wall put up this weekend comes to fruition. I AM struggling a little with the sashing I purchased though; I'm worried it's too light. I believe the aforementioned quilting goddess Robin said "bleh" or something to that concern - like there's no such thing as "too light," but I don't want to ruin my project by creating a contrast that just doesn't work.
I really DO like the fabric since it has a subtle design that mirrors some of the fabrics in my blocks. I don't know. I know I don't like making decisions. HELP!! (BTW - I promise to get my camera connected to the computer so these pictures will be better - my phone just doesn't do these colors justice . . .)