Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Coming right along......

May Britt over at Abyquilt has started using a Focus Project idea to keep her going this New Year. Each week, she is going to choose a project to focus on. I think it's an awesome idea.

And so, this week I am focusing on the Easy Spider Web blocks, at least during the daytime. I now have 16 blocks finished!!! I'm so excited. I am going to do one more row to add to the bottom. The quilt will be 56 x 70. Once all the blocks are done and the top is sewn together, I will decide if I want to add borders. I usually do, but I really like the look of border-less (or is it border free??) quilts. For some reason they look "quaint" and kind of old fashioned.


I'm on a sewing roll these past few weeks and I'm enjoying seeing the fruit of my labor. Dear Hubby keeps reminding me not to over do it in the sewing room....but I have a tendency to be an all or nothing kinda gal.

The evenings will find me focusing on quilting my little grandson's quilt. I got quite a bit done on it last night. I'd show pics, but it's so difficult to see progress in pictures with hand quilting.

How about you??? Do you slowly and methodically plug away at projects? Or are you a "run full speed ahead and then drop dead in your tracks" kinda quilter??? I'm afraid I'm more like the latter.
Happy Quilting!!!!!!

11 comments:

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Paula, thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. Thanks so much for your prayers.
Teresa

Michaela said...

Your spider quilt is beautiful... Looks like a lot of work. I am more of "quilt like crazy and drop dead" kind of quilter... :)

Judy said...

I love the spider webs! Makes me want to go in and make my own but nooo, I can't, not yet. Another project on my list!
And don't you love using the 10 1'2" squares for backing???

Laurie said...

I love the spider web, but your grandson's quilt takes the 'cake'. I love 4-patches and 'old' fabric. I just finished a grandson's quilt and have a few months to make the next grandson's. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

linda said...

I've been seeing these spiderwebs quilts everywhere lately. Does that mean I'm supposed to make one? ;>)

Rhonda said...

Funny you should ask.....I usually try to finish a project but wind up starting something new just to keep stimulated with the other project......LOL.....sounds crazy!!!

May Britt said...

Your spiderweb quilt is lovely. I would have chosen a borderless ending on this one. And perhaps choose a dark binding to close it.
Good luck with your focus this week

Cathi said...

Your spiderweb quilt is fabulous. I too love the look of quilts without borders.
I tend to be pretty scattered in my approach. Right now I've got 6 projects actively ongoing and way too many inactive. But something else grabs my attention and -- well, I just have to try it!

Jackie said...

I'm not a run full speed kind of quilter. My skills are not developed enough and when I do that it spells trouble. Also, with working, it really cuts into my time to be crazy at it. One day though!

Kay said...

Thanks for visiting Paula. I love the spider webs; that's my kind of quilt.

I'm a plodder, definitely.

Quilter Kathy said...

I have a spider web quilt UFO somewhere in my house, but I haven't seen it for a long time!
I am kind of both kinds...sometimes slow and methodical and sometimes obsessed and full speed ahead when up against a deadline.