The Six Year Quilt–Why oh Why?

Boxes and Vines Quilt

Good Morning, Quilters!

I was just looking through my Quilt Notebook…Remember The Quilt Notebook Series?

I pieced this quilt, Boxes and Vines (my own design) in 2010.

I added the appliqué in 2012…(It was one of my Big Three Quilts in 2012–See Notebook Series:  Setting Priorities)

Boxes and Vines Quilt

And then it languished…

Why, oh why?

Some quilts are Six Year quilts--I am working on a Baltimore Album Quilt that will take me more than six years and I’m fine with that.

But Boxes and Vines is NOT a Six Year Quilt…

Boxes and Vines Quilt

I really like this quilt, so that’s not the problem…

I know how to do the next step, so that’s not the problem…(Skills Inventory–Quilt Notebook Series)

Boxes and Vines Quilt

If I had to be completely honest, the reason I have let this quilt languish for six years…

After the quilt was in my lap for weeks of appliqué, it needed to be ironed and….

I HATE IRONING!

Boxes and Vines Quilt

Saying it out loud…I hear how ridiculous that sounds!

Boxes and Vines Quilt

I pulled it out this weekend and stitched the final border…

(Still haven’t ironed it.)  ***Sigh*****

What about YOU?

Is there some part of the process that holds YOU back?

Is it as silly as ironing?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Signed,

Lazy Lori

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My Sewing Room This Week

Good Morning, Quilters!

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my sewing room and posted this photo of my sewing room:

My Sewing Room, Lori Kennedy

At the time, I admitted the other half of the room was less serene.

My friend, Tracy Mooney from Generation Q Magazine challenged me to show the rest…

This is very hard for me…

Don’t judge…though I know you will…(I’m feeling very judgmental about it right now!)

The book cases are leftovers from my daughter’s college dorms…(I’d rather buy fabric?)

Sewing Room, Lori Kennedy

As you can see, focus is somewhat of an issue….

Sewing Room, Lori Kennedy

Well, they say that admitting we have a problem is the first step….

I’m calling the carpenter TODAY!

What about YOU?  Are you willing to share a photo of your sewing room right now?

Are YOU a focused quilter?

Share on Instagram at #realsewingrooms @theinboxjaunt

Happy, Cluttered Sewing!

Lori

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The Big Three–Quilt Focus –Open Line Friday

Friends.Baltimore, Lori Kennedy, AppliqueGood Morning, Quilters!

Do you remember our Quilter’s Notebook Series?  The Notebook is a tool to keep all of your quilting organized and to keep you focused…

Well…I was focused for awhile…then came–well, life (and a Craftsy video!)…

I guess that’s why we need Quilt Notebooks!

Friends.Baltimore, Lori Kennedy, Applique

In the series, we discussed picking “The Big Three”–Three quilts you would feel really sad if you never finished–The plan is to work on them most of the time-with breathers to learn new techniques, etc.

Well, I have been extremely remiss!

 

The status of my Big Three:

#1 Claire and Andy’s Wedding Quilt–My daughter and her husband celebrated their first anniversary in May–and there’s no quilt on their bed!  I did plan some quilting HERE and last week I pieced the blocks–slow progress, but it is progress-finally!

#2 Friends of Baltimore-My enormous appliqué project–After more than a year off–I am working on this beautiful quilt again.  I have five blocks and one border complete and I have been working on it most evenings–alternating with doodling…again–slow progress, but progress

#3 Boxes and Vines–I don’t even know what closet it’s in!  Goal–find said quilt!

Friends.Baltimore, Lori Kennedy, AppliqueNow that I’ve come clean about my lack of quilt focus–what about YOU?

Do you have “The Big Three”

How’s your progress?Friends.Baltimore, Lori Kennedy, AppliqueThey say the best way to get a project on track is to tell other people about it and then you are more accountable–so let’s help a sister out!

I’d like to help YOU be more accountable…

while YOU help ME get focused!

Tell us about YOUR Big Three and YOUR Progress!

We’d LOVE to hear…(i.e. misery loves company!)

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!