On this Slow Sunday Stitching I need to speed up to fast stitching. Why? Two large quilt show entry deadlines are quickly approaching.
It reminds me of the hilarious skit from a classic I Love Lucy episode when Lucy and Ethel get a job at a candy factory and the supervisor hollers, “Speed It Up.”
The National Quilt Association moved up their annual show date by one month. It should have been obvious to me that this would also change the quilt entry deadline by one month. However, my brain has been in hibernation this long bitter winter. This past week I was nudged awake while admiring the completion of a fellow blogger’s appliqued quilt. Baltimore Rhapsody can be viewed at Fabric Therapy.
Upon coming out of my winter lull, I quickly checked quilt websites and calendars. Yikes! I have to complete my unnamed quilt by the end of March. The other show I would like to enter is the Sauder Village Quilt Show.
Instead of becoming discouraged with the amount of unfinished blocks, I decided to appreciate the finished blocks. Therefore, I rotated the quilt in my frame, so while I stitched I could see the completed blocks vs. the uncompleted blocks.
Quilting with the completed blocks is more of an encouragement to keep stitching.
During the past few days, I have been timing my stitching in order to estimate the doability of completion. It may be possible to finish it and still be able to eat, sleep, and do laundry. Lol!
This week will determine if I can meet my deadlines. Stay tuned…..