Saturday, March 3, 2012

A small finish

Today I finished the last set of custom pillowcases for a customer to match a quilt that was finished earlier.  I learned from my experience with the first two cases, so these went faster.  It normally takes less than an hour to make a set, but that's not the case when you have to make 12 small blocks to put around the cuffs.

Next I'm going to work on my February UFO that was put back on the shelf last month. This means March is going to be my catch-up month.  It's a Sudoku puzzle and the thing slowing me down is how do I quilt it.  That's always a stumbling block for me.   Does this happen to any of you?  What do you do?  If it was just piecing quilts, I'd could probably finish one a week; but  my mind goes into stall mode when it comes to which quilting designs to use on a quilt.  Sometimes parts of the quilt will speak to me, (mostly in a whisper), but it takes me forever to decide what works and what doesn't.  I know... I've been told to use the 3-P method - practice, practice, practice -- but I'm ready to be done with it and on to the next that's been waiting for years to be finished.  So many quilts, so little time!


  1. Looks wonderful! I love the pillowcases!


  2. Those are some pretty special pillowcases!!! You did a great job matching them to the quilt.

  3. That is beautiful! The pillowcases are great!