Weekly Wednesday Update

All you quilters out there are probably familiar with that point in a quilt project where you can see the finish line, you can feel the satisfaction of having it completed, it’s just so close to being done… but you have no desire to even look at it any more!

Andrew’s quilt is at this point.  I pushed through and completed the quilting, but I’m not happy with how it turned out.  I could not figure out why the tension was so off — I’d move the dial one way and it would get too tight, I’d move it the other and it would be too loose, but there was no happy middle.  So I pushed through, hoping it will all look lovely after a nice trip through the wash.  Or at least less like it was drunken sewn.  I try to keep that to a minimum!

Pushing through the WIP blues...

Pushing through the WIP blues…










My other work-in-progress this week is my purple-themed scrappy trip around the world.  I finished almost all the squares, but one just did not lay out right (must have been drinking with that one!), so I’m short one.  But I love how it’s turning out!  There is always that moment of doubt (after I’ve cut up scads of fabric, of course) where I question my choices.  I’m the only one who does this, right?

See my cat giving me the stink eye because I wouldn't let her jump up on the bed?

See my cat giving me the stink eye because
I wouldn’t let her jump up on the bed?












That’s it for me this week!  I’m off to drool over the QuiltCon pictures posted by the lucky attendees.  How about Portland next year, Modern Quilt Guild?  A girl can dream, can’t she?

Oh!  I’m linking up at Freshly Pieced!








4 Responses to Weekly Wednesday Update

  1. Jennie T. says:

    Lovely scrappy trip quilt. I just got sucked in to this vortex and it’s so much fun!

    Sorry to hear about the tension issues. I’m having a similar problem myself. So frustrating!

    • Connie says:

      Jennie, thanks for stopping by. I check out your blog and LOVE your scrappy trip! The colors are great and the white is such a nice contrast to the other colors. I know what you mean about the size. At 16 blocks, my scrappy trip isn’t very big. I think it is destined to be a wall-hanging.

  2. Lisa Lisa says:

    Connie – I would LOVE to go to QuiltCon! But I just found out that they may just be doing it every two years with “SewDown” in between, and there’s one in Portland next year. Check it out! Oh, and about the tension issue….do you need to change your needle? ;) Can’t wait to see your finished quilts!!!

    • Connie says:

      Hi Lisa! Ooh, anything in Portland would be great! Where did you find out about the SewDown?

      Regarding needles… yes, I did try that. It helped a lot, because the older needle was a cheapy one and I switched back to Schmetz, which I love. I think it was just that project on my machine, you know? I’ll have to see how it works out with the next quilting project.

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