Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Not so Easy Street

I made my design "wall" larger.  Now it extends from the very edge of the doorway to the other wall and all the way to the ceiling, although I need a step ladder to reach up there - I'm only 5 feet tall :-( and the ceilings are probably 8'.  My sewing room is 12' x 12'.  
I admire those of you who finished your Easy Street quilts!  Wow!  Lots of work.  All my blocks are done, I'm sewing the rows together today.    
I'm embarrassed to say that it's been in the back of my mind to finish the top, fold it up, and tuck it away somewhere, which is unusual for me; I'm just not liking these fabrics.  What a dope I am, though.  Too many times I rush along just to get it done.  And I know why.  It's because I have too little time to sew, so I feel like I have to hurry, otherwise, nothing will ever get done.  It makes for a lot of poor choices.  Maybe if I started quilting 20 years ago that wouldn't be the case.  Who knows.  Okay, enough rambling.  Have a good week, everybody.
 ~ Jodi ~



  1. I think it's stunning. Hopefully once you've sewed it together and then have a bit of distance, it'll grow on you. It would be a shame not to finish it.

  2. I think it looks wonderful, Jodi. I still have a few blocks left to sew together before I can start the block sewing so you are ahead of me.

  3. I think we all have projects like that. I have piles of fabric that I look at and wonder " what was I thinking?" When your quilt is done you will have a real sense of accomplishment. It's not an easy one to do. Great job

  4. I love it, Jodi, but I told you that before. You picked warm, homey prints and it's gonna finish wonderfully well!! If it makes any difference, I look at mine and wish I had switched a few colors myself...I think its natural to feel that way, that's one reason why we keep making quilts ~

  5. It's a very pretty quilt, Jodi! Don't put it down, nor yourself for your color choices. You loved it when you started, right? Keep lovin' it through to completion. And here's a tip for you... my design wall goes to the ceiling too, and I love it! To reach the top, I've have an aqua-colored, fold-up, plastic step stool. I bought it at TJ Maxx for $16 and find that I use it almost every day! It's one of the best purchases I've made for my sewing room.

  6. Hope everything's ok over on your end. Haven't heard from your blog in a while. Did you finish this one up?


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