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.