Choosing next month's project to finish has been a bit tricky as I'm running out of those that were almost complete and just needed a couple of hours left to work on. Already I'm looking at a couple of things thinking "Gosh, can I complete that before the end of May?"
But the one that I have decided will get all my attention over the next few weeks, and will hopefully be completed and signed off, will be my Dear Jane [dolly-sized] quilt. I learned an invaluable lesson a number of years ago that life is too short to waste reading a dull book. I would persevere with it, hoping against hope that it would become something it never did, so now I put the book aside and choose again, and so to quilts ...
I had such good intentions of making this stunning quilt when I started it in 2008. It was made by Jane Stickle in 1863 and consists of 169 blocks plus the intricate border of triangles. It is a mammoth task to say the least!!
When I reached 11 completed blocks I felt that I had bitten off more than I was keen to chew and so it has sat, neglected for all this time, and when I look at it I feel that I have failed. So rather than perservering with a project that has sadly lost my interest I have decided to turn those 11 lovely, but lonely blocks into a dolly sized quilt. Brilliant decision!!
For my little Dear Jane dolly sized quilt I will need a total of 16 blocks. Feels better already. Not 158 blocks to complete, but only 5. This is achievable!! Of those five blocks I have already started two of them, chosen the remaining three from the book, by Brenda Papadakis, and chosen the fabrics, so really this is almost done!!
I'm already picturing a lovely tatty, old, little suitcase filled with dolly quilts.
What do you do with projects that have lost your interest?
Have a fabulous day,