Judy's Quiltathon. Three quilts ready for final binding stages, and my banister is now clear of hanging treasures :)
I'm glad I picked quiltathon weekend to tackle these, the first one in particular. I needed to finish the quilting on my Stars mystery quilt. But this was not at all as easy as I had hoped, and I considered giving up a few times this morning. First, I must admit that my feathers leave a lot to be desired. Practice is required. Then I broke four needles, trying to finish the feathers. Not fun, especially when I didn't want to have to go shopping and give up a couple hours of quilting time.
And then I had what I thought was a great idea, to do some detail quilting in the middle of each star. Lovely idea, but there were 23 stars, so that took a lot longer than I expected. But I think it came out nicely (better than the feathers, anyway).
So why am I so happy I tackled this frustration today? It was quiltathon day, so instead of tossing in the towel (quilt?) and plopping my butt down in front of the TV, I persevered and pushed through the frustrating parts. Because I planned to quilt today, and I was going to quilt today, and I was going to finish that quilt before I started something else.
Now I'm going to take a break, find something for dinner, and do some hand-stitching on the bindings tonight.