Tuesday, September 24, 2013

One Stalled Project Finished

Earlier in the month I blogged about 4 Stalled Projects that are kind of dragging me down. Recently I read this quote on another quilter's blog (I wish I could recall exactly where) and it resonated with me.

“Nothing [is] so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.” 
–William James


I could not agree more! All UFOs are Stalled Projects when you think about it... but these are The Stalled of The Stalled or Stalled x2. The Worst of The Worst! I have decided that I have GOT to finish these Stalled Projects pronto. I'm just plain tired of them hanging on... and on... and on.

Easter Stacked Coins is a UFO that I wasn't feeling the love for anymore. I decided to scale it down from a larger quilt into a Project Linus size (about 48" by 60") by trimming the coins which were already pieced into a smaller top.

I had fun with the quilting! After doing the grid quilting along the edges of the stacked coins I debated doing random vertical lines, serpentine stitched lines or something else... which turned into the diamond quilting.  I shut down my Inner Perfectionist by doing these freehand instead of marking the lines and I really like the result. The white Aurifil sinks into the top and almost looks like invisible thread.
I had an odd number of coins so I alternated each row just to make it interesting. Then I did some rows of 1.5" spaced lines to finish the borders.
I pieced together the leftover coins and a few scraps to make the pieced backing. I can't remember ever using the background fabric to bind the quilt but it just seemed to work here.
One Stalled Project down... 3 to go! Easter Stacked Coins has been hanging around on my Q1, Q2 and Q3 Goals so I am really happy to mark it DONE! at last.

I'm linking up to Freemotion by the River.
September Finishes

15 comments:

  1. It really looks like a beautiful quilt and scaling it down was the perfect thing to do! Good luck with the other 3. Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  2. And, hey!! It's so pretty and cheery. :) Even the damselfly likes it!

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  3. Your coins quilt is so pretty--and done!! I have just come to a screeching halt on my Sea Glass--it all of a sudden looks totally BLAH to me...does this happen to you ever??
    A whole lotta sewin' and then--yuckies!! Hugs, Julierose

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  4. What a pretty quilt! Some child is going to love cuddling in it!

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  5. That is a fantastic finish, I do love the back.

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  6. that is a great quilt to donate. It seems the dragonfly likes it too.

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  7. Project Linus will love getting this cute quilt to pass along to some deserving kiddo. Love those Xs you added.

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  8. Ah - I am stalled on a project that I don't love too, but just sewing the binding on now - will be so happy to have finished it!

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  9. It's very pretty -- love that yellow sashing!

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  10. Hey hey hey and another one bites the dust, and another one's done, and another one's done, another one bites the dust!

    Congrats!

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  11. Oh, I love it! Such pretty colors. And way to make a hanger oner into a lovely gift for someone in need. I like your quilting a lot (diamonds are a favorite of mine). Congrats on getting 'er done! And thank you for linking up!

    xo -E

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  12. Love that quote -- so true!

    I think your Easter Stacked Coins quilt is very pretty.

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