Thursday, July 31, 2014

July's Lovely ... Failure

Silly String Blocks from WorkshopThese silly string blocks did not become a tote, as initially planned, nor any other lovely finished object in July.

I finally returned to work and along with the time spent earning a living, I am working on re-finding the balance of work and life, leaving the work stress at the front door and being organized enough to be able to find time to quilt again.

As far as my goal for a lovely finish, the quilt blocks did become something, this color saturated top. I got as far as buying threads for quilting it before I started the new work project. I bought fabric for a quilt backing yesterday.

It will have a plain back and lots of quilting. I'm still undecided on binding fabric ... I have enough of the plaid in the curvy strings, but would it be distracting?

Silly String Blocks + RED
I have shared this before, but am sharing it again, mostly to help me find all my lovely finishes and failures near-finished objects at the end of the year.   I am  not-so-secretly hoping to finish all my lovely goals by year end, even if a couple of them happen after the deadline. 

You can check out the successful bloggers and their lovely finishes in July here.

11 comments:

Rebecca said...

I am thinking that using the plaid as binding takes away from the plaid as twisty... maybe go with black to hold and contain all that lovely orange with maybe a twist or two or three coming out of the binding

Needled Mom said...

This is going to be wonderful. That is a great use of the string blocks.

QuiltSwissy said...

I was thinking black also. But I would test the plaid by letting it hang on the design wall for a day or more. It might be better than you think.

Terri said...

Deadlines I understand, but Goals I do not. They put too much stress on a person. If you want to do it, Sophie, you will find the time to do it.
You know I love your twisty quilt. Just a few finishing touches yet.
Hugs

suemac said...

I am not usually an orange person but I love this quilt.

Rebecca said...

Hi... I have been trying to access the patterns for past block lotto's and all I am getting is a blank screen. Is that me or you?

Jo said...

I think this orange twist quilt looks great.
Don't pressure yourself. If you get to sew, that's a bonus

Anne said...

I really love how the string quilt ended up. A very bold design with great placement of the blocks.

Linda in Calif. said...

Good luck finding that balance of work and quilting. And good luck getting this string project completed! You can do it!

Helen Wahl said...

black binding would be nice I think. Good luck with the new job!

Helen

Linda Big D said...

Good luck with the job! I find I am drawn to veging out in front of the tv after work, but do manage to do a lot of cutting (I've been in a bunch of charm swaps lately); I just don't make it upstairs to the sewing room as much as I would like. I love the orange and I would lean to a black binding as well.
I hope to make some of the August block lottos; I have some cute 2.5 squares from my swapping so it shouldn't be hard to make a few window blocks with these novelties peeking out.

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