Just A Little Bit of Selfish Sewing

I have a basket with no less than 19 quilt tops that need finishing.

Actually, 18 now.  One was finished and was sent to its new home.

However, I forgot to take a picture of the finished quilt after it came out of the wash.

I’m notorious for that.

I will take a million in progress pictures, but when it finally is all finished, I get excited and forget.

The picture below is the quilt I finished quadruple checking to make sure I didn’t skip any area I wanted to quilt.  When the big stitches were all finished, I was pretty happy with it.  You’ll have to use your imagination.


I have another quilt in progress that I’m hand quilting.  It’s black, white, and grey, and I thought it was lovely, but I’m second guessing myself, wondering if it is the best one I could make.  So I set it aside for a bit until I stop overthinking and trying to make it perfect.

So, since I’m making myself sideways over quilts to give away, I decided to pick up a quilt that I’ve been working on (very slowly) for myself.

I have one tied lap quilt that I made with help from my mama when I was four years-old.  So I figure it’s about time I made a quilt for myself.

I love, love, love red, white, and blue quilts.

So that’s what I’m making.

Now since this quilt is for me, I don’t fuss over making sure my stitches are evenly sized and spaced.  I’m just focused on getting it done so I can snuggle up with it.  

I have been fiddling with a larger quilting motif for the solid white squares, and thought about a feathered wreath, but I haven’t committed to anything yet because after doing half of one I didn’t like the contrast of curves with the remainder of blocks with straight stitches.

Decision, decisions.  

I have plenty to do until I decide, so I just keep on working on this one.

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Have you done any selfish sewing or quilting lately?  I’d love to hear what you’re working on!

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