I pulled out some old stuff recently in my back and forth quilting habit. I am getting really antsy about buying some pretty new fabric. But I have a cabinet with a dozen projects worth of pretty fabric waiting for their turns. I need some quilt concentration so I can get my behind in gear.
So I grabbed a little baggie of my punctuation dresden blades. Some already made, some just cut, and a few charm squares still needing to be cut. I started with the ones that needed to be sewn. As I sewed I remembered how much I loved chain piecing these. Then at sewing night with Kristen (Bri is in Hawaii. pftt), I pressed the points, and got the rest of the charms cut. By this point my heart was fluttering, and I was asking myself why I had this project shelved for nearly a year. I thought about my dresdens all the time. I would find one way or another to steal away a few minutes here and there to work on them. I just had to see them and touch them. When I laid all of the blades out yesterday I realized I LOVE this quilt. I haven't LOVED anything in a long while. I have been enthusiastic but not in love.
I need to get a backing. I can hardly wait to get this baby finished. Its a gift, but not a secret because I was so excited I sent a photo to the recipient. Last time I was at one of my local shops they still had a good supply of punctuation, so maybe I'll find some. I will be happy to gaze upon this top until I get the backing and binding. I could look at this quilt all day.
I also managed to finish my "I'm a quitter" mini quilt. Its the four blocks I made from the Farmers Wife before I quit. It's a pretty mini quilt or table runner or whatever, its just going to take me awhile to get over my failure.