Sunday, September 13, 2015

How do you wind down after a big finish?

I have to say that finishing Black Sea was one of the best feelings ever.  When you really want to make a quilt that pushes you to the edge of you capabilities without pushing you over, is the biggest thing (literally) that you've made, and is just so perfect for the recipient, well what is it you do after THAT???  Here's the final post for Black Sea, the story behind it.  Such a great feeling that was all the way through it.  But now what? Well now we make 672 HSTs for three little baby quilts. That's what we do.  Here's the first, all three will be the same fabrics, different variations of chevron quilt.
224 of the 672 HSTs
And  you work on projects that you have going but halted completely because you were so enthralled with the other quilt.
Old Friends BOM getting it all together.

Then we do a little painting and redecorating.  We're are getting ready to sell the house in the next 6 months or so and my wonderful color has to be for some more marketable neutrals.  I've added splashes of color here and there.
The quilt hanging on the wall is going in the show

But the long arm room couldn't be neutralized as I had Black Sea on the frame.  Long arm room is going next.  White on these walls.  I'm getting quilts ready for the local quilt show the weekend of Sept 25.  Here's three in this in this room in the show

And this one as well. My first local quilt show, pretty exciting. If you are in the McHenry County area the weekend of the Sept 25, stop by the quilt show.  Here's the details: Join us for our triennial quilt show! Over 250 quilts on display. Vendors, silent auction, Civil War quilts, and more!
Friday, September 25th 10am - 6pm
Saturday, September 26th 10am - 3pm
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
1023 S Mchenry Ave, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014

So what do you do after you wind down from a huge project?

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  1. when I finish one I've already got another one started!

  2. I don't make big quilts - a twin size is big for me. I always have multiple projects going at various stages.

  3. First off let me say good luck with the big project of getting the house ready for market :-) I too always have loads of projects in the work-so I just pick one and go, especially at this time of year and craft shows beginning in the near future.

  4. I make something small, that I can finish quickly...need a break from the "neverending project that's ending" :) Your Black Sea is stunning~

  5. I don't know how much of a wind down that is. But it is all wonderful

  6. I drink a glass of wine! LOL!! BUt really, a big project is usually followed by a few quick and easy finishes. :)

  7. I usually need a little break while I clean up the craft room. Then I need a fast finish. Love the peeks at your creative spaces.

  8. Congratulations on finishing up Black Sea, it's such a beautiful quilt. When I have a big finish, first I take hundreds of pictures. After that, I clean up the sewing room before I decide what's the next project to focus on.


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