Friday, January 28, 2011

Eye Lash Progress


The paper part of this quilt is all done! I was going to be very disciplined this weekend, and get the whole thing sewn together. I figure it'll take about 10 more hours to get all the little black eyes sewn on and put the blocks together. But...



Playing with spare blocks is SO much more fun!

Ugh. I always lose interest once I've seen how the quilt will look. How about you?

25 comments:

Donna said...

Sew it all together just as it is. It looks fabulous and yes I do lose interest sometimes when I see the blocks lying on the floor waiting to be put together. Why is that?

Cathy said...

Love that eyelash quilt, absolutely stunning. The spare blocks look fun! xo

Jackie said...

Wow, love it!! The spare blocks are just gorgeous too. I don't ever lose interest, the need to finish it up is even stronger.

Nancy said...

The eyelashes are going to make a stunning quilt. Spare blocks look good, too, and no wonder you got sidetracked with them. Your comment about losing interest is likely why so many of us have so many UFOs. I've got projects that have been limping along for several years! Ultimately, though, they make it to the finish line.

Exuberant Color said...

I lose interest once I see how it will look too because all of the fun is in choosing the fabrics, and once you see they all work well together, all that is left is hours of sewing and I want to be on to the next pile and see how it works out.

Sujata said...

I agree. How is it is to get distracted! Love your distractions.. Oh LeeAnn you really make magic!

YankeeQuilter said...

Once the fabric high is gone the sewing can seem like work...

I love your quilts though!

Alexis said...

Wow, you have made such quick progress with the eyelashes! Congrats! The spare parts look SO fun... I really like the solid HSTs on the left edge for filler... I get bored with the finishing too, but it's so rewarding to stick with it!

Mary said...

Love it! Love it! Love 'em both! If I had to choose, well, I just couldn't. They both satisfy different needs.
Me too ~ regarding the boredom thing. Are we all so A.D.D.? So what is the answer to being able to stick with that finishing part? I love to see how they look, and must remind myself that it isn't a quilt until it is quilted. Although that doesn't help, either, as I still have many blocks that just need to be sewn together and many tops that need to be quilted. What's a girl to do?

Selvage Quilter said...

I agree with Mary! I love both quilts!
No eyelash blocks in the spare blocks quilt, haha.

As soon as I see how it's going to look, my mind goes on to the next quilt. So I try to keep the surprises coming until the end. But sometimes I don't mind sewing ten million bow tie blocks. There's a time for that too.

Lisa said...

I agree, once the fabric high has passed it's sometimes hard to keep the steam up to finish. Your eyelash quilt looks amazing! Keep going! Love the orphan block too. I am about to try one of those myself. Hope I can stay focused!

meli B said...

The eyelash quilt looks fabulous. I don't really have a stash of unrelated blocks. What a fabulous way to get them all together.
Don't worry about having lots of projects on the go, its all perfectly normal and makes you go away and come back with a new view on what you've made. I think if you become too fixated by one project you lose perspective and that's why it becomes boring.

beth said...

I smiled about you losing interest once you know how the quilt will look! That was very funny to me...I think I know what you mean! ;)

Sara said...

yes, yes!

starting with the borders it is all HARD work for me!

Julie Fukuda said...

It ain't over 'till it's over, they say and the "fat lady" will be singing a pretty song when it is!

Mary Lou Weidman said...

My goodness it is so interesting how those fabrics and colors all work off of each other...so beautiful and so wonderful to study....I want one of each!

Marit said...

Wow! I think you deserve a break after sewing all those pretty eyelashes. Putting them together is a bit of a job, but also a chance to celebrate your work so far. This is another stunning red quilt, LeeAnn!

Ann Champion said...

I love your eyelash quilt!
Keep going with the odd block quilt. It's a nice scrap book of projects past? :)

Rachaeldaisy said...

Wow two amazing quilts!! Both of those are stunning! I agree about losing intrest, especially when other projects just can't wait.

Julia said...

Both stunning quilts..
Me too half wat through, I'm itching to start something new..

Sharon said...

Wow, your eyelashes are stunning! But I agree, once I know how the quilt will look, it becomes a chore to finish it. Quilter's A.D.D. - happens most every time. I have to force myself to finish the quilt, but it's worth it in the end. When I do finish it, I usually love it again.

Your 'spare parts' are very exciting! No wonder you can't stop playing with them. hee hee!

Helen said...

I like starting new quilts and finishing bindings. The in-between can get a bit long...

Love your Lashes, LeeAnn

liz said...

I am in the same boat with quilt familiarity, but since I started blogging, I feel more of an expectation to actually finish a project. That's good, right?

lil red hen said...

Just came to your blog via the Selvage Blog. Loved seeing your beautiful work. I'm also a big fan of string quilts and paper piecing, and Gwen Marston's work. Sometimes it's good to take a break from one project and think about the next one.

Magpie Sue said...

Yes, it takes a bit of discipline to get those blocks sewn together when you can already see what the finished product is going to look like. But what fun you have going with the orphan blocks! Love the center bit especially!