Monday, June 18, 2018

Stitching along....

I found a great quote to share today on perseverance:

I am getting down to the end of my hand quilting project and am so excited that this should be a finished quilt by the end of the month!

The pink flower at the bottom is the last one to be finished!  Then I just need to do the rest of the straight line stitching in the borders.
It's been 2 1/2 months of stitching 2 hours a day on this.  I usually choose to do this in the evening while watching television with my husband, but I had to be consistent and persistent in making sure I did this every night in order to make the progress I have accomplished.  It's really nice to be able to see the end in sight.  I can't believe it's time to get the binding made so that will be ready to attach when I get done with the quilting.

My scrap bin is exploding right now so I need to apply some perseverance to that and start making string blocks again!  I think I'll try to spend an hour a day for the next couple of weeks to get that going.  I have phone book foundations ready to go, just need to start sewing!

Do you have a long term project that you are tempted to give up on?  Apply some perseverance and see it through!  Set aside a block of time every day, even if it's just 15 minutes, and you will be surprised at how quickly you see progress.

Linking up with Cynthia (Quilting is More Fun Than Housework) for Oh, Scrap!


Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Great advice Pamela! I should get out my hand quilting that I haven't touched in five years and get it finished.

Your quilt is turning out beautifully! Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Barb Neiwert said...

Such a good idea to have a project to work on in the evenings. Your quilt is gorgeous, and a keepsake.