Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Start of Something Big

I love the Start of a new project, be it a quilt, a piece of jewelry, a crocheted or knitted project, or something in embroidery. The Start is so magical. What design? What colors? What materials? How will it be used? Who is it for? In other words, the planning. I love that part of it--sometimes to a fault LOL! I think that may be why I have so many UFOs. I am overcome with the pre-project feelings and rush headlong. This easy quick quilt, Cotton Candy, uses the
2 1/2" jellyroll strips, some 5" charm squares, and a bit of yardage. It won't be anything fancy but should work out nicely as a spring bed topping. The last couple of days I have gotten all the parts for the blocks and the setting and corner triangles cut out and have sewn the 72 HSTs. I also sewed up four blocks to see if all would fit together as it should. Now I can just sit at the machine and sew myself into "zen-ness". (See previous post for a photo of the quilt.)



On a different note, thanks to so many of you for your encouraging words about my nephew's ordeal. We are coping. However, to add insult to injury, one of the suspects was released from custody due to a clerical error on the part of the police. We are all trying to contain our rage but at the same time, worry so much for my nephew's safety. The crime occurred on university property in a house he and three friends rent from the school. The school officials are insisting on counseling--at the university's expense--for the students involved. Thank God for that. In the meantime my nephew's parents decided to seek media involvement to see if that would create enough pressure to get something done about the released suspect. Meanwhile we try to be strong for him. I am so glad I have quilting in my life to get my thoughts onto something positive.

12 comments:

Doodlebug Gail said...

Oh my, talk about PRETTY!!!! What a lovely looking quilt that'll be - love the block. Take care and I hope the situation with your nephew works out the way you need/want for it to work out.

swooze said...

Love that quilt. I will have to seek out that pattern.

Jeanne said...

I love to start a new project and also have lots of UFOs as a result. Your new quilt will be a real looker.
Enjoy!

joyce said...

Very nice quilt. I almost never do all the cutting before I start to sew. I can't wait that long to see how it will look. Lol. Maybe that's why I do so much wonky quilting.

Dawn said...

Oh look at all the fabric cut out ready to sew! Now that looks like fun! My favorite part is the planning... that is for sure!

Juliann in WA said...

This looks like a wonderful project. Just what you need to put your back in balance.

Mary said...

Oh my Gosh! You are so organized and what a pretty pattern you picked! Good luck!

julieQ said...

Love your new project!! I too love the "high" of starting a new project. Very pretty fabric choices.

I am sorry about the continued mess with your loved one. Seems like the criminals have more rights that the victims at times.

JulieQ

Libby said...

Oh it just looks great already . . . it's going to be so fun to watch it come together *s*

Angela said...

Wonderful quilt. I am so thankful your nephew was not hurt physically.

Angie said...

Yum, I'm loving what you've done so far--can't wait to see more of it!! :)

Floss said...

The quilt is going to be so pretty. I like the planning stage, not so keen on the cutting, every thing looks so nice all cut and ready to go.