Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Attempting the impossible?

It is my eldest daughter's 13th birthday in exactly one week. I am determined that she should have a new quilt on such a momentous day - only trouble is, I've not started it!! Is it possible to make a quilt in a week? Surely this is no challenge for many of you, but for me? It will mean fighting my perfectionist & procratinating ways, and taking up a new mantra of 'just do it'! DAY ONE Step 1: Send aforementioned daughter to Grandma's for a sleepover so that I can work in secret. Step 2: Choose a suitably realistic design. I so wanted to make her this one, with it's 30+ stitcheries - no Bloom, not going to happen! I settled sensibly on this one. Step 3: Toss fat quarters of fabric all about, especially her favourite Amy Butler ones, & contemplate them MOMENTARILY. Do not take hours to decide - you can do it Bloom, you can!

Step 4: Just start cutting, no lingering. DO NOT FUSSY CUT ... except perhaps for the stripes ... and maybe the spots? Cut late into the night.

Step 5: Just check, in the harsh light of day, that the fabrics so hastily chosen the night before do actually look OK. Hmmm, perhaps more blue? No Bloom - push on! Hopefully, back soon with some progress!

21 comments:

  1. Go Bloom you can do it I know you can.
    Hugs Mary.

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  2. i was going to say exactly what mary just said!!

    you can do it!! i know you can!!

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  3. The pattern and fabric you have chosen is just gorgeous. Look forward to seeing the finished product VERY SOON :)
    Blessings
    Janelle xx

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  4. Yay Team Bloom! If you are unsure you could always get Annie Flowergarden to come give you a hand. I hear she does a mean line in bossy quiltmaking.

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  5. I love your fabric choices! I have been thinking about a new quilt for my Daughter too. Right now she is sleeping under Hello Kitty and I would like to make something nice (and handmade) for her. I don't do well with crafting deadlines, however, so I will give myself LOTS of lead time! Good luck!

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  6. Just go on! You can make it!
    Love your fabrics! And your choice of pattern. It is a great pattern, I've made one myself! Nearly finished, I only need to put the binding on!
    Good luck!

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  7. Looks like day one was a success. You're all set now to finish. GO!!! You can do it!!!

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  8. Annie flowergarden could keep you motivated no doubt , but I'm sure you'll get it done....how exciting!!!

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  9. Hey, there is no such thing as impossible Bloom.....you can do this, you know that...you are the lady who can do wonders...

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  10. Looking good so far!!! You can do it, Im sure!! Looking forward to seeing it all together!!Cathy

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  11. Nothing like a deadline to get things done. Looks great so far and once it's done and you give it to your DD she'll abxolutely love it!

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  12. Lovely choice of pattern & fabrics. Can't wait to see it finished. Hope you achieve the deadline..... (of course you will)

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  13. You can do it - I'm sure about that!

    I am really curious about how the quilt will look like when you have finished it.

    Good luck!

    Yours, Karin!

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  14. Hi Bloom, nothing is impossible, when yourself believe it!!! I'm sure you can do it! Those fabrics and colours of them would give you the wings to finish that glorious quilt. And it would be splendid surprise for your daughter!

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  15. I'm sure you can do it. Good luck!

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  16. You can do it! You've already come so far. And at this point, I think it looks great! Go Bloom Go! Can wait to see the finished project.

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  17. I bet you succeed in making a beauty on time ;-)

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  18. YOU CAN DO IT. I am sending you good thoughts.

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  19. félicitation , j'ai adoré les suivi de ce quilt , en plus il me plait beaucoup les tissus sont trés bien surtout pour une jeune , j'aime ton blog
    biz

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  20. I was told my an artquilt teacher one time, "Just Do SOMETHING". It's good advice. I try to keep it in mind. God bless.
    Linda

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