Sunday, May 28, 2006

From the "Just Do It" Files...



I have a penchant for procrastination, just like the next guy, I suppose.

I've had a friend's quilt in the works for several months now, but I put it away into my project closet to make another friend's baby quilt (those babies have definite deadlines), and now I'm pregnant, and I have a deadline to meet myself...

This quilt is unique because it's not really going to be a quilt. It's a quilt top, but Teri asked me to make it a duvet cover. This changed the plan a bit, in that the basic construction changed, but the real danger wasn't in execution -- it was in overthinking the plan to begin with.

For several weeks, I sat on this thing, wondering how to close it, how to add another layer of backing without making it too heavy...believe me, I thought it ALL out.

Finally, I realized I had a plan, I just needed to sit down and do it...So today, I told myself I couldn't leave the house until some significant progress was made -- namely that the top was fully constructed.

Well, I'm just about there. The top is together, with a light backing sewn on, and all it needs is a border and the final backing (the part that makes the sack for her comforter to go in).

Sometimes it's just a matter of buckling down and making that final push to the end. Sometimes it's just a matter of waking up that inner voice so that I get off my butt and accomplish what's been sitting here waiting to be done.

So, what's in your closet waiting for you?

4 comments:

Beth said...

Surprisingly enough, a duvet cover! Mine isn't intricate, but needs the finish work done. I would LOVE to see how you've figured out making a cover without it being bulky for a quilt duvet. That's what I really wanted to do, but just couldn't wrap my brain around.

P.S. Came here off of Sheri's blog.

Teri said...

LOL - Teri's smiling as she read this. I can't wait - I've seen the quilt's Mz. Jules has done and they are fabulous. My bedroom will be decorated around that quilt.

I had a "just do it weekend" too and finished a baby blanket for a friend at work whose child is now 3 months old. And did several other gift projects that have dates looming.

It must have been the "season" to finish up.

Thank you Jules - You don't know what this means to me. Love Teri

Teri said...

And my typing was sooo bad. Sorry

Concetta said...

It is beautiful, as always! Call me over to see it before it gets mailed out!

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