Monday, March 3, 2008

Confession is Good for the Soul....

Confession is good for the soul.....and great incentive to finish projects! Or, I should say, the thought of having to go on line and confess that once again I was stalled on the borders for a quilt pushed me to the finish line (or at least the flimsy stage) last Friday night.

I expected to hear from LindaJ at some point on the weekend and I was sure she would want to know how I was making out on my Bargello Bowl quilt since she had finished hers on retreat the previous weekend. I had the fabrics picked out for the border, I just had not gone that extra step and attached them. Once I got going, it didn't take that long, what was the hurdle? I am not sure what was keeping me from attaching those borders, but I do know that I was not going to face confessing that I had not yet finished this project, so I soldiered on and this is the final result--my completed Bargello Bowl flimsy!

This finish was just in time as the FABs are scheduled to tackle a project together--Ricky Tim's Convergence. We are scheduled to start at 7:00 am Saturday morning. We have agreed that we can go as far as cutting out our 4 - 16" squares of fabric and that is all! No starting ahead of time--even if it means hiding the pattern so we aren't tempted!

Who knew that confession and temptation had anything to do with quilting?

12 comments:

  1. your bargello quilt turned out great...my black and gold quilt is currently waiting on borders as I sometimes, too, stall at getting the borders on. I went through a phase where I didn't add borders...problem solved. done is done. Great Job. Have fun with the FABs and your Ricky Tim's Convergence quilt!

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  2. This turned out so very beautifully! I really want to do this quilt one of these days . . . .

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  3. I just love the color combos in your quilt - looks great!

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  4. Holy smokes! That is beautiful. :)

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  5. and it turned out super - love how friends can "inspire" you to follow through on a project!

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  6. Your bargello looks great - wonderful colors. The fabric choice for the Convergence quilt look great as well. I look forward to seeing that project.

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  7. Have fun working on your project together this morning. Can't wait to see the quilt tops you all come up with. Take a moment to show us your fabrics, OK?

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  8. Really pretty!! How are you going to quilt it? What a lovely Christmasy quilt!

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  9. You mentioned quilters block a few posts ago... that's what I'm going through but seeing now your bargello... I think I'll try my hand at this. Yours is beautiful!

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  10. Well worth finishing - the borders tie it all together beautifully!

    Cheers!
    Evelyn

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  11. Your bargello is fantastic and I get stuck on borders,too. Once they are on, I always wonder why it took me so long to get to that stage.

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