I have been reading lots of blogs the past week ( though I am sticking to my goal of less time on the computer), and I am noticing that for many quilters the New Year is an opportunity to make quilting goals and to take stock of that ever growing pile of UFOs. If you don't have one of those piles then this I am sure this seems crazy but for many of us there are projects in various stages of completion that may, or may not be worth finishing. Ok, I confess I don't have the desire to make a count of all my projects just yet but I do think it is time to look around and start prioritizing stuff. One thing I have noticed is that often the quilts that end up finished aren't really the ones I most want done and that leaves me with a whole bunch of really nice stuff that will never see the light of day if I don't refocus some of my energy. So my word for 2015 is "prioritize". And this applies to lots more than just my quilting, I need to apply it to my time in other areas, my spending and even my health. First up is to put my adaptation of the Rachel Meyer quilt higher on my list this year. I love this quilt and really think it deserves to be finished so, with that in mind, I completed one more block this past week.
This is such an interesting block to me as it is speculated to be a Christmas cactus. How exotic a plant that must have been in the 1830's when it is thought that the original was made. It is not my favorite block to look at but I do love the addition of the deer. What an imagination the designer had.
I did finish sewing my Scrappy Trip to France quilt. It was such fun using so many of the French General fabrics that I have collected being used. You might notice that I am using lots of French General in the Rachel Meyer quilt as well, I love so many of their fabrics. Since my quilt holder is occupied elsewhere I took a shot of the quilt in a decorative setting. As you can see I am NOT much of a photographer and if you look closely you can see me, in my jammies, in that mirror behind the quilt but doesn't it look pretty against the aqua walls and red transferware! Can't wait for my sitting room to be finished.