So, is the Lollypop Tree Quilt all done? Was it completed by the goal date? Yes. . . and no. Last night about 9 p.m. when I couldn’t quilt one more stitch, I laid it out on the guest bedroom bed: my go-to flat space in my house. I was content. It was complete. I had quilted all nine blocks, all twenty of the border blocks, the sashing, and the only thing that remained were a few details. Until I woke up too early this morning thinking about it.
I had done a curvy pattern in the sashing blocks, but am just not happy with it. I am not crazy about the thread color, and let’s face it, my curvies could use some help. So now I’m really thinking about unpicking all the sashing and trying a different approach. My husband suggested one that might work. So even though it’s finished — it needs a do-over.
Lisa dropped in yesterday to show me a couple of her quilts — amazing — and while we were talking we were looking at the Colorwheel Bloom (how about that for a title? I keep working on it). She agreed that the bright yellow petal wasn’t quite right. I’d saved all the earlier incarnations and pinned this one on top. Yep, yep. Another do-over.
But first I have to go and read one hundred or so pages of this book in order to write the quiz for the students today, plus grade a stack of précis, plus prep for class. So the do-overs will have to wait.
In honor of hitting 250 followers, I’m planning a little giveaway mid-April. Anyone can throw their name in the hat, but followers get an extra chance to win, in order to say a big thanks. I’ll post more details in a couple of days. I’ve got a quilt book, some fabric, and thread that need to go to a new home. I’m still photographing the goodies, but will post soon!