Wednesday, December 9, 2015

WIP-Works I've Procrastinated Wednesday

So I started to have a mini melt down on myself this evening, but managed to gain my mental composer.  In the past two weeks there has been a lot of running around, which has not left much free time for quilting.  Tonight was not much different.  Somehow my daughter talked me into taking her to the movies with a friend.

As my work day was winding up, I started thinking about all my projects that are missing my attention.  There's the six mini quilts that I need to finish for Christmas.  Catching up on the Midnight Mystery Quilt and Gypsy Queen Quilt, and the Aurifil Minis.  Aurifil minis??  The one and only goal I set for myself this year was to make and finish each one before the end of the year.  I'm now three behind...oops.  Oh, and lets not forget I may need to make a Christmas Mayhem block.  Somehow I managed to tell myself to stop stressing and start sewing.

So before we rushed off to me Jen's "not boyfriend," I managed to get cracking on a few things.  First off the Midnight Mystery Quilt from Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs.  I've been seeing everyone's posts to the Facebook page and I was dying to see how my two color ways would look pieced together.  I managed to get one of each done.

Yes!  It feels good to see that star come completely together.  Both of the quilts have gray and white in them, but I love how changing the color placement gives each a slightly different look.

Now that I had a clear vision where those quilts are going, I jumped back into the Gypsy Queen Quilt.  I had skipped three weeks worth of blocks because...well because they confused me.  They where wonky blocks and I wasn't seeing how they tied in to the project.  I broke the first rule of Mystery Quilt Club; sew blindly and trust completely (I just made that up).  Cora at Cora's Quilts released the setting information the week of Thanksgiving and everything made perfect sense.  So of course I couldn't wait to catch back up.

Really mystery quilts are like mystery novels.  When it has many twist and turns that keep you guessing, it's like a great plot you can't get enough of.  And when you get to the end you say, holy crap I didn't see that coming!  Best feeling ever.  Makes every stitch sewed worth it.

And last but not least, the Aurifil minis.  I made it from January to August before I managed to fall behind.  I am bound and determined to finish these.  Step one...print out the instructions.

Ok, that's as far as I got on this one, but the good news they are smaller projects so maybe I stand a chance.

Are you starting to feel the rush of another year almost over?  That, I bit off more than I can chew feeling is just nagging at me beneath the surface.  I shall not cave...I'm going to go down swinging until the clock hits December 31st 11:59pm.  Who's with me??

Today I'm linking up with Let's Bee Social and WIP Wednesday.


Cheryl said...

Your mystery quilts look great! Great fabric choices!

Sewmotion said...

haha! I'm with you! Still haven't even started my nephews' handmade Warhammer cushions I promised to make... but will keep breathing.. they will get done! :) That mystery quilt looks so interesting!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

I'll probably be right there with you at the last second...but your blocks look great. We will get it all done!! that's what I keep telling myself. ha ha ha ha

Jennifer said...

Your mystery quilt color choices are perfect. I'm loving how these are turning out.

Alison said...

I love your Midnight mystery blocks! I need to do mine this weekend!

I am really intrigued by the Gypsy Queen quilt! I might have to start that one and catch up. :)

Sandra Walker said...

I have Nov and Dec to catch up on yet for Cheryl...but I can't do those until the borders on Dayna's quilt are ON. You are making some terrific progress on all these, and you wrote up that huge tutorial, and I hope Jen is doing well...then there's your day job...lots on your plate!! Love the 'not-boyfriend' ha, Dayna was like that for a few months with Tyler, with whom she's been going out now for over 2 years!

Brianna said...

You are too funny. "Sew blindly and trust completely." (Sorry to comment on all your posts ;)

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