Saturday, December 19, 2009

No Peeking

I am still working on Carolina Christmas parts. The layout was posted on Monday and I vowed I would not peek. I accidentally caught a glimpse on someone's blog and my friend told me it was beautiful but I decided I would not look until Step 1 and 2 were done. Since I have been working on multiple steps at the same time I was almost done with both; I only needed 2 more large triangles to be attached but I put this off as long as I could - sometimes anticipation is a great thing. I kept working on steps 3, 4 and 5 until last night when I added those 2 large triangles. I went to bed feeling like it was Christmas because I could open the "present" in the morning.

I got up early and I looked today. It is beautiful and now I am inspired to finish the rest. Step 3 is mostly done, 4 has the most left to be done and 5 is almost half complete. I do need to get back to some gift sewing but I am having great fun with this mystery quilt.

8 comments:

KatieQ said...

I love your Carolina Christmas blocks. I only got as far as pulling some of the fabrics from my stash. I am determined to start after January 1st in hopes of having it on my bed by next Christmas.

Kare said...

I am neglecting other sewing projects also in favor of working on this mystery! I have had to draw the line though as a customer will be over tomorrow to pick up her quilt that I haven't begun to quilt yet . . .

Diane said...

Sometimes at the end of a mystery quilt I just want to see the dang thing, enough of the mystery. I would have peeked too. Merry Christmas

Brenda said...

Love your colour choices and look forward to seeing the finished top.

crossroadsquilts said...

Beautiful! I want to do one and just haven't had time yet....maybe start in June to finish for next Christmas?! LOL

Bari

Quilter Kathy said...

Your blocks are wonderful!
It's funny that you work on many steps at the same time...that would completely confuse me :)
I have to do one step from start to finish!

Myra said...

Lovely blocks! Great fabrics/colors! 8-)

Suzanne said...

Linda - I've really enjoyed looking at all your beautiful quilts. Thanks for including your blog in your Christmas letter. It's fun to catch up with you in this way!
- Suzanne