Monday, October 22, 2007

Drop out

I'm dropping out of my quilt guild's challenge. It's called "Someday Is Today" and you had to make the quilt that you've been wanting to do "someday". I knew *exactly* what I was gonna do. In July 2006 I cut a bunch of strips for making a Jewel Box quilt.

The sign up for the challenge was in February, but I got distracted by several other quilts to make and finish during that time. So I didn't start to tackle it until August. Then in August it was decided that my parents were gonna come and visit in September, and that my husband and I would visit them for a week in October. So that put me behind. It wouldn't have been a big deal, except I came home with a bad ear infection and took it easy.

So today I emailed the host of the challenge and let her know that I won't be joining. The quilt would need to be quilted, bound and labeled for me to admit it. I'm just cutting it too close and have been working harder at not adding quilting stress to my life! :)

I'm still happy - I finally got started on the quilt! Now just for some borders and I'm even thinking about trying to do feather quilting on it somewhere. But I'm going to enjoy finishing this quilt more at my leisure. Which means it'll likely get done faster... go figure! ;)



Helen in the UK said...

Love the fabrics you are using on this one - very pretty :)

ForestJane said...

Ah, this is one I've wanted to make for a long time too... looks like it'd be a great stashbuster!

atet said...

What a lovely quilt -- and yep, life is too short for quilting anxiety (of course, I'm better at saying things that sound good than following my own advice -- you should see my "must make for Christmas" list)

Becky said...

Wow I really like the colors in this quilt. I made a purple and yellow scrappy jewel box for myself about a year ago and it is my nap quilt.