Think about this.....

...the only thing scarier then reaching out to the unknown is settling for that with which we are comfortable.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

I know

My MIL is famous for saying "I know" whenever you try to talk to her about common sense decisions. I interpret her "I know" more like a 'go away' gesture. I could use more colorful language then this, but you get the idea.

Well, I'm going to take a lesson (although I don't like doing this) from my MIL and say, "I know" about my blogging rule. This quilt is not completed. Not even close. But the top is finished and who knows when I'll have the resources (backing, batting, etc.) to finish it so here it is...the Bonnie Hunter 2014 Mystery Quilt top.

Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt 2014
It's now in the spare room closet patiently waiting with all the others to be finished. I'm not sure how I feel about this quilt. It will be a utility quilt for sure, and I think I've decided there will be no more mystery quilts for me. When the colors are suggested for participation, I feel like my quilt will be like hundreds of others out there. I don't like being like all the others, in case you haven't figured that out yet.

I feel like if I deter from the "recommended" colors, the quilt does not turn out nearly as well. So, this will probably be my last.

And on another note, it seems I have not one BOM for this upcoming year. The Sugar blocks aren't being offered this year, as Amy would like to regroup and focus on her family. Others (like from the LQS's) cost tons of money, and the few free ones I have found require certain fabric lines to make them look anywhere decent.

Caleb asked me yesterday how many WIP's I have currently going on and in all honesty, I have two. The Garden appliqué piece that my friend still has the pattern pieces she borrowed and my Stitchers Garden that I attend class for each month. That's it. Nothing else.

I do have a lot (and I mean a lot, a lot, a lot) of quilting to do, but this requires batting and backing and my supply is becoming extremely low. Sigh!


  1. Okay first, there are no bats (the flying kind) on your mystery quilt like there were on my last attempt at them. I tried changing colors (same reason as you) and got bats. That was in about 1998. Second, try searching blogs for BOMs. There are often a lot of them out there and they're usually free. I don't have any to suggest, but often come across them, so maybe google?

  2. Oh, and third, I think a blog post is much more interesting with photos. Who cares if your project isn't finished? Some of mine probably never will be, so I'd better blog about them before the, um, hiding spot, eats them!

  3. Okay, so maybe I need to review my "rules" in all of this blogging who-ha?