A couple of months ago I decided to take part in the Crazy Quilters (one of my guilds) UFO Challenge. You were to bring in 2-3 unfinished projects and let the members chose which UFO you would finish. Well, I brought in two UFO's -- my silk embroidery quilt and my mexican pinwheel. Well, mexican pinwheel won. As part of this, my challenge is to have this quilt totally finished by the deadline of the October 3rd meeting! Really? Did I really sign up for this? I usually work much better with deadlines... usually.
So, all those times that I'm not living life, and I'm not working on customer's beauties, I've been making circles. Little 3/4" circles for around the border.
So, I was circling away when out of nowhere OCD showed up! How could I possibly keep making circles and not know if there was a sort of balance to the colors...
So the circling continued until there were 88 of those little buggers!
Also during all that circling the mexican pinwheel was named True Colors. I was workng on making circles one night and it just happened to be after notifications of a quilt show and I was on facebook reading some "not-so-nice" comments. Most people were congratulating others, but there were a few that weren't so joyful. They weren't vicious, just not very nice, almost making the point that the quilts that were accepted were somehow less significant than others. More like referencing that, but not actually saying it kind-of-thing. So during all that "commotion" I kept saying wow, some people are really showing their true colors... hopefully my true colors never get that nasty shade of green!
So here is the latest picture of True Colors. I've finished placing all the circles on the borders, now to just stitch them on... machine or hand, still not sure.
See, I have been working! Until next time, happy quilting, stitching, piecing, appliqueing... what ever floats your boat and makes you happy!