Never Again

I recently finished three quilts that I started over 2 years ago. As I was finishing the binding on the last one, I paused to admire my craftsmanship and promised myself that I would never make any of these patterns again!

And not so much because they were difficult, but more so the time consumption. Honestly, I cannot even say that because most quilt making is time-consuming.  I guess I just dreaded the process of these three more than any others I’ve made thus far.

Sparkle Punch is an Elizabeth Hartman tutorial. The stars are actually onomatopoeias, “those “Pow!” and “Bam!” shapes that happen when cartoon characters punch each other”. I dubbed my quilt, Merry Sparkle Punch because I made it with Christmassy prints.

img_0461-1

I wanted to make this next one in the worst way after I saw my friend Greta’s, Nigata Traveler better known as Arkansas Traveler.  Soon after,  she sent me all the beautiful lozenges I needed to make my own. I used a combo of her tutorial and this tutorial which includes a paper pieced template to construct my blocks. I named my quilt, Autumn Arkansas Traveler because of the saturated colors of Fall it contains.

img_0458-1

Lastly is the Spider Web quilt I named Halloween Scrappy Webs. I used this tutorial.  It was supposed to be twice the size it is, but after a while, I just couldn’t bring myself to make one more block, and the fabric waste was incredible!

img_0463-1

I love love love, how each of these finished up.  And I’m so glad I persisted and had the sticktoitiveness to get them finished, but on my honor, cross my heart, I will never make any of these patterns again!

Is there a pattern that you would NEVER make again? Do tell!

Thanks for stopping by.

God bless and happy stitchin’!

Linking up at:

Finished or Not Friday

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop?

TGIFF

A Thread for Life

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. –Heb 10:23-25

7 thoughts on “Never Again

  1. All of the quilts turned out beautiful! Glad you finished them and shared them with us. Have a wonderful and blessed day!

  2. Oh, that Autumn Arkansas Traveler is gorgeous. I love the colors. I’m sure I’ve made patterns that I have dubbed “never again” but I can’t recall them now. I probably mentally blocked them out – haha!

  3. I love all those quilts, they were well worth plugging on through and finishing. I haven’t had time to finish a whole quilt in 3 years but am trying to de-clutter my house so the UFOs in my basement will need to be tackled soon. I can guarantee that I will be vowing never to make a quilt again when that’s all done.

  4. Wow, beautiful! and aren’t you glad you are finished. There’s nothing like the feeling of satisfaction you get from finishing a UFO is there. I rarely make the same quilt pattern twice because there are so many patterns I want to make. I have made lots of 1600 strip quilts for quick gifts though.

Comments are Welcomed and Encouraged

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s