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Commitment Issues

Maybe it's general summer laziness. Maybe it's the fact that my crafty room is the hottest room in the house. Maybe I'm still not recovered from vacation. But, whatever the reason, I just can't decide and get started on my next big quilting project. I've had some thoughts and ideas for starting my Christmas crafting but nothing's come of them. I just feel a little stalled. Instead I've been keeping busy with lots of small things.

I made some test blocks but that's as far as I got.

I cast on for a Fort Tryon Wrap.

It's a bit mind numbing. 400 rows of the center strip done. 131 rows to go before I can switch colors. It's taking forever.

I started a Cozy Memories blanket with my sock yarn leftovers.

This one actually is going to take forever. Especially if I just use leftover yarn from my other projects. We'll see. I might buy some mini skein packs just to speed up the process.

Over the course of a week, I basted, quilted and halfway bound the baby quilt top I finished back at the beginning of June. It took way longer than it should have and it's been taunting me ever since. Normally, I immediately frantically hand sew the binding because I'm so excited to have the finished quilt. This one's been laying around halfway bound for a couple of weeks. Probably because there's no deadline and even no real intended recipient. I really need to shake off my apathy and just get this one done and out of my craft room.

And, finally, either inspired by the holiday or too much listening to the Hamilton cast recording, I made myself a little patriotic wall-hanging.

It's based on Diary of A Quilter's American Flag Quilt Tutorial. I used 2.5" squares, though and more of them so I would have all 13 stripes. I don't know why that was important to me, but it just was.

I felt a little silly starting my Fourth of July wall-hanging on the Fourth of July. I didn't finish it until July 10th. But, it's actually the perfect Olympics decoration also so it's staying up.

So, that's my collection of little projects. My goals for the week are to finish the binding on that quilt, finish the center strip of the wrap and start the next color, and commit to my next big project. It's time to start working on something epic. 


balloongal said…
I was noticing the wall hanging had all 13 stripes when we were visiting. I thought that was great.
Love to see these projects and how they're going.

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