I was looking for help on this quilt conundrum I’ve been facing, and my best friend offers this advice:
Okay, here’s what I do in this situation: I very carefully stare at the craft project at hand, scratch my head, and then tenderly fold them up and put them in a labeled box in my closet until I can work up the gumption to do something about it.
Yeah, it doesn’t get them finished, but then at least I’m no longer staring at them and I can move on to the next not-to-be-finished craft project. ;- )
That’s SO funny! The baby sitter was coming last night and I decided I couldn’t let a 17-year old see my house looking like it was, so I put everything but the basted quilts away and the sewing machine. As I swept and laid out the Easter decorations, I looked at my quilts, then folded them neatly…
This is why Trish and I are best friends. Not only do we see eye to eye on most things, or at least agree to disagree (Huckabee? Really, you voted for Huckabee? Rock me Ba-rock-me Obama-dius!), we NEVER judge one another for unfinished craft projects.
But, alas, one of these quilts needs to be finished this weekend. I need to get it off to a baby shower on Friday. I did get a good idea for how to quilt in a straight line, though. Another quilter suggested that I use masking tape as a guide for making straight lines. (I bought one of those pens that are supposed to mark lightly on the fabric, and I couldn’t get the thing to write at all. It’s frustrating to me both as a quilter and a writer!)
So, I need to find some tape and get sticky with it. And, honestly, I have to assure myself that the baby won’t care what pattern I quilt on the the blanket. Infants really just want warm food and dry pants. Good friend, who support you no matter what you choose to do (or not do), are a blessing they can only hope for in the future.