Monday, January 28, 2008

Totally Done!



Wheeeeee! Tonight I finished the last stitch on the last label on the last quilt that's to be hung in the show... in 3 days I will go help get my display started. Final set-up is on Saturday, and the show officially opens next week.

It feels great to get to this point! I am happy I was asked to be a featured quilter, even though it has been more stressful than I anticipated. I worried about what to finish, how many to finish, would they be good enough, and would I get everything done in time. I feel good now and am satisfied it will be an adequate show..pretty quilts that won't embarrass me, and so many UFOs done. I'm proud of myself!

Tonya's advice to make quilts with love and to ignore the Quilt Police helped me a lot. So her quote saying as much is framed and ready to include in the show.

Next week I'll post pictures of the show including the other gorgeous quilts made by the very talented people in my guild. Just wait 'til you see them all!!! (And thanks for listening to my rants about this process.)

14 comments:

dot said...

Now that's an impressive pile of quilts. I hope you have a good time at the show. I look forward to seeing all the quilt pictures. To bad I can't be there in person. I really like you sign.

Kathie said...

OH I love that sign! What a great idea to frame it !
I think I need that too!
I really do.
Kathie
ps take pictures I cant wait to see your quilts hanging!
have fun and relax!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Carol,

You brought tears to my eyes. I feel so honored. I'm glad those words helped.

and on another note: Whoohooo, woowheeee, congrats on getting all ready for the show. Don't get too stressed out and enjoy yourself.

Clare said...

You and Tonya have helped me get my inspiration back. I've been stressing for days about doing a traditional design. Have got the scraps out and am playing. Thanks and best of luck with the show. Pictures please!

Norma said...

Congratulations on being the featured quilter at your show! Such an honor!

Quilt Pixie said...

may you inspire others to also let the quilt police wait somewhere else!

Joyce said...

I'm impressed too. I like the idea of the sign. Down with the quilt police!

Knitted Gems said...

Congrats on finishing all those quilts! Looking forward to seeing pics from the show. Good luck!

julieQ said...

Wow, what a pile of pretty. Congratulations on being a featured quilter. Love your sign! If the quilt police finds me, I will need to be bailed out of jail...

Mary said...

Look at that stack of quilts - nice job!

By the way, I use Hobbs 80/20 for 99% of my quilts and like the loft and how it crinkles when I'm done and toss the quilt into the wash. I buy mine from King Men on the roll.

And while I'm commenting, my husband also looks past the undone housework and uncooked meals that I don't get to because I'm so busy making donation quilts. Nice to see he's not the only one.

Laura said...

Congrats on the show!!! And goodluck, it looks like a lovely bunch of quilts.

Sue in western WA said...

Way to go on the finishes! And congrats on being the featured quilter!! I love the idea of posting Tonya's words of wisdom. It would be interesting to hear what the quilt police have to say in response (you KNOW they'll have opinions!)

comicbooklady said...

Great idea to frame those words of wisdom! Have fun at your show!

Pat said...

Carol, what fun it's been to scroll through the pictures. I love your originality and goodness your zest for quilting is an inspiration!!!