Friday, May 27, 2011

BIG project Blues.

When you're working a huge project...
do ever wonder...
WHY, oh why, did I EVER begin this?
What possessed me?


I'll never have enough of these!!!
Yep.
That's what I was thinking yesterday.
I even had some bad dreams about it last night.
IS that a GOOD sign or BAD????
:/
I've appliqued
LOTs and lots of these circles.
The last time I posted about this one is here.

Yesterday I trimmed and pressed.

then I appliqued some circles onto a VERY large piece of muslin.

I used the crease of the fabric as my center line.
I have a LONG way to go.
:(
I was feelin' kind of overwhelmed
with the size of this project.

Then...
This little something came in the mail.
Oh MY!!!
Did my mood change!!!!
I just LOVE this little bit of
wonderful patchwork!!
I MORE than love it!!!


Michele even included some yummy fabric!
Michele....
Your timing was perfect.
I'm not feeling BLUE anymore.
;)

14 comments:

  1. Wow.... that's a LOT of appliqued circles! Whatcha up to? Is it a secret?

    Love the wonky stars and the new fabrics!

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  2. I definitely get blue doing large projects, but the end result of something not only beautiful but also utilitarian keeps me going.

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  3. Your Joseph's Coat will be beautiful and worth all the time you put into it. Love your little patchwork that came in the mail. Cute.

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  4. Squishy to the rescue!

    Your circles look amazing Beth. You'll get there.... :D

    Have a great Memorial weekend!

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  5. Your JC is looking great...I quit ages ago so I think you are amazing...so much work but it will be fabulous! That is a really sweet little quilt...makes me smile!

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  6. Oh but it is gonna be beautiful....do something
    else for a few days then go back to it....that works for me most of the time.

    Happy sewing

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  7. Yes, I've wondered exactly the same thing about MY Joseph's Coat project. Only four blocks finished and I'm thinking a nice wall hanging might make a good finish! (ggg) Actually, I bought a set of JC lucite templates and will attempt to hand-piece instead of hand-applique. I like hand piecing much better!

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  8. Its really a lovely piece and your workmanship is exquisite. Sometimes one does wonder what possessed them to create a project- You will find the right mojo to keep going- it really is such a pretty project.
    Your new fabrics are really terrific.
    Regards,
    Anna

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  9. Oh yes...I recognise the 'big project blues'! A tip...if you finish one and a much loved friend begs you to make another one, don't ever, ever say yes!!

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  10. I understand your BIG project blues...and the same one haunts me = Joseph's Coat. But I don't have nightmares! I think I have about twenty-seven blocks finished...way too many left.
    We just have to keep plugging along and it will be worth it when it's finished.

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  11. keep on going it looks great!!! love your mini too!

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  12. The circle blocks do look great as a table runner you know.-)

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  13. I don't know how you got started on this project, but I think you need to see http://dontlooknow.typepad.com/dont_look_now/josephs-coat-quilt-along-.html
    Keep up the good work!

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