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Saturday, January 31, 2009
One of my biggest enemies are my UFOs.... They are very difficult to continue and I have quite a lot of them.... As I am a "more thinking than sewing" type, so I have lots of ideas in my mind. When I have a new idea I want to try it immediately.... but the UFOs are there and keep saying: "hei, you have to finish us first! It is not good to start too many things without finishing them...." The typical me...I am just doing too many things at the same time....
So today is a happy day somehow...I finished one! As you can see on the left side I am part of a Challange this year, we have to finish something each month. As this is the last day of January (did I mention that I always finish things in the last possible minute????) I can proudly show you my finished UFO (sorry, but it is just so nice to write it down....FINISHED UFO...)
And here is the story.
As most of you know I am not a fan of making traditional quilts with well-known blocks.... I love making practical things... practical things which I have plans with... e.g. I cannot make something "just for practise" or "only to try it", I have to see its later life, like present for someone or something I need... (That's why I am usually in trouble when I need something handmade urgently... I have no storage here of handmade items which I can send as presents....So I am always in a hurry....)
There was a camp in summer when I had a special teacher. She is my best friend/manager/second mum/big sister/best teacher from the quilting world (her name is Évi, you can see her blog here). She taught a beginner group which I joined of course (mostly because of her and the company). We made a quilt, not a very difficult, but I have never made anything similar before. I chose some fabrics and suddely I fell in love with them. I was working on it for 2 days I think (day and night - did I tell you I am slow?). After coming home from the camp I forgot it...(OK, I tried to forget it but now I finished quiilting so it is not a UFO any more) I had plans with quilting cups on it but when I looked at it today I simply thought that would be too much, I have not enough "white" place to fill... I know it is not a nice work! It has some problems with the angles of the triangles etc. but I still like it! And I am proud of me because I could make it (no plans, seems useless) and finish it. Thank you Évi!