Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Diary of a Procrastinator

It has been several days since I last posted.  Sorry about that.  I have been a little bit busy.  (More about that later.)  Last Thursday I taught a class at a local shop.  We are doing a block of the month--well actually, it is a row of the month.  This was our first class, and we have 4 to go, so there is still time to join us if you would like.  We are doing the Garden Rows quilt from my book, Stitched Together.

We just did the first row, and next time we will do two more.  It's a fun, simple quilt with a lot of character.  Last year at quilt retreat we did this quilt in two different color-ways.  Here's Maika's in the alternate colors:

Sorry, not a very good picture, but it really is darling in person.  This close up shows the colors a little bit better, and look at that beautiful quilting!
Maika is one of my nieces.  She does all her own quilting on her home Bernina.  No long arm for her.  Why would you need one if you can quilt free motion like that?  And this from a gal who said she really didn't want to come to quilt retreat. (The first year---after that, she was hooked.)
The class is at Quilting Cottage in American Fork, Utah.  It is taught on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm.  Come join us, we have a good time and learn a lot!

What have I been so busy with, you ask?  Well, orders of course, always, but then I realized that I only had a few days to get a very important quilt done for a big event.  Sound familiar?  I think I have done this before.  Problem is---it usually works out, so I continue to procrastinate. 

Well this time it didn't work out.  I just will not get done in time.  So sad.  Here's a few of the blocks.  Can you guess what I am working on?
I will try to get the center section done tomorrow before the big event in the evening.  But there is soooo much to do.  I need a personal assistant.  Preferably one who can quilt.
When this quilt is all done, I will post some more photos.  Hopefully that won't be too long.

11 comments:

52knit4 said...

Looks like a Boy Scout quilt to me.........I have to make one for my oldest.....he just has to finish his project to be an Eagle Scout.......I think I'll be as excited as he is.......Way to go.

Madame Samm said...

Love this idea Jill of rows per month...your designs are very flattering to sew many tastes...especially mine. If I was in Utah I would be there in your class

Barb said...

So love your Garden rows....just beautiful and the lettering you are working on as well.

Mary said...

I see somebody getting thier Eagle in your Life. Congrats to the parents. It takes a village as they say!

Deonn said...

What a wonderful scout quilt!! And maybe "procrastinator" is not the right term. It's just life, and unless you can operate on 2 hours of sleep a night... he's sure to love it!

Myrna said...

You are amazing! I can't believe all that you do. I love love love the row quilt. Beautiful!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

GOrgeous quilting by your niece. And the Boy Scout quilt is coming nicely. I have 4 Eagle Scouts in my family - Dad, 1 Brother, and both my sons. Love row quilts and this is very refreshing.

rubyslipperz said...

Jill, I always love your stuff, honest...everything that you make, I love. Your designs, your quilts, your fabric...it's the color combinations and they all have a design quality that says to me "cheery, happy, gentle and kind"

hugZ,
annie

onlymehere said...

You're working on a "be attitude" quilt! I've seen a couple around blogland now. I like your garden row idea too!

Penny said...

I Love the Boy Scout Quilt!! My son is an eagle scout. I'd love to make this as a wall hanging. My daughter is making him a quilt. Hum..I see a project coming. Thank You! Your quilts are gorgeous.

Charity said...

You must be working on a boy scout quilt. It looks fabulous! I have a scout, who is asking for a quilt. This may be the perfect inspiration for me to get started.