Thursday, April 29, 2010

Two Down, Two To Go

I have two of the quadrants of my scrappy Trip Around the World sewn together at this point. If I remember correctly they will comprise the left side of the quilt top.

It's amazing how much work this has been. I mean, sewing blocks together is not something I normally consider hard or challenging, especiallly since there's nothing fancy or out of the ordinary to deal with in this quilt top. Oh, maybe the occasional seam that ends up virtually on top of another seam. Some of my outer strips on the liberated log cabin blocks are pretty narrow. But for whatever reason, this project seems to be sapping all my energy. I confess to spending time out in the yard, trying to do a bit of gardening. That has probably had something to do with how tired I am at the end of the day. The time outside is also one of the reasons I've had quite the series of headaches lately, I'm sure, and they always leave me feeling like a rag doll.

I really appreciate the positive feedback y'all have given me on this project. I've felt compelled to make this top but at the same time I don't have the confidence in it that I generally have with my work. I don't know why that is. Maybe it will come later, when I have it all together.

Today I'm off to see all my darling granddaughters briefly. No doubt I'll come home with yet another headache. (Daughter has just painted one of the bathrooms in her house. I won't go into the house but the fumes they carry with them on their clothing will be enough to set off my hypersensitive system.) In this case it will be worth it! :- )

5 comments:

A Creative Dream... said...

Well I think it is coming along BEAUTIFULLY! All of your work is always gorgeous...I can't wait to see it finished!

Kaite said...

your scrappy quilt makes me smile everytime i see it, so i think it's just beautiful. k.

Joyce said...

Love scrappy and this is one of the best!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I totally understand your struggles with this quilt. I find when I'm doing something liberated that is "out there" or at least way outside my comfort zone, I struggle and doubt and pause a lot. I've also learned that if I keep going (listening to the quilt along the way), I end up liking the finished results A LOT ... bet your quilt becomes one of your favorites!

Barbara C said...

I always get bogged down with big projects. This quilt is so fun and beautiful, you know the effort will pay off, but you may need to pace yourself until you finish.

Enjoy visiting the babies.