Posts Tagged ‘the Progressive Party’

A Small Triumph

January 22, 2020

Somewhat against the odds, I completed the first item on the sewing room to-do list by binding and labeling this quilt. I started it last year and used it as my project for The Progressive Party. They made the top and quilted it for me (thank you, Jami!).

Jami quilted lady bugs

I also cleared off the ironing board, so now I have room to press the top and backing that is first in the queue for me to quilt. My plan is to get that started, then baste the next quilt so it is ready to go, and continue leapfrogging from quilting to basting until all the tops in the stack are finished. That may be more than I can ask of my concentration and diligence, but this small triumph has given me an energy boost and I intend to use it.

Luck and wisdom!

Deco Done Wright

June 5, 2019

The binding is on one of my Projects in Piles (PIPs), and it is labeled, so I can check it off the list. This is Deco Done Wright, a project that began with a coloring exercise.

Betty Busby had some of these Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired printed squares at an Art Quilt Santa Fe retreat. I used Derwent Inktense pencils to color in parts of my square, then put it away for “the perfect project.” Since that never comes around, no matter how long I wait, I pulled it out for my quilting buddies in the Progressive Party to finish. They did such a great job I put the project away again because I didn’t know how to quilt it. When I started my PIPs challenge, I decided I would combine hand and machine quilting.

Once again, the power of a deadline came to the rescue and I now have a wonderful quilt. Force yourself to finish things. Setting a deadline works for me – find the way that works for you. You’ll feel a foot taller without the weight of unfinished projects on your shoulders.

Luck and wisdom!