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Three Days into the New Year and Procrastination Has Started

It’s only January 3rd, and I’ve already started procrastinating — and I’m not talking about the laundry or other housework — that’s ongoing. I’m referring to getting those last few seams done on the Double Wedding Ring or putting borders on Ladder to the Stars.

I’ve finished the HSTs for Carolina Christmas Part 4. I don’t have the 2 1/2″ squares cut that are needed to finish this part. To help combat the procrastination, I’m not going to cut them until I finish the DWR top. There’s only 9 4-patches, 23 3-patches and 2 2-patches to finish seaming (see, anything to avoid working on it).  I think I’ve narrowed it down to 3 things.

  1. I’ve worked on this quilt on and off (mostly off) for 20 years and it will be sad in some ways to see the top finished — never mind that I’ll finally get to start quilting on it.
  2. I made the mistake of putting it on the bed before I finished those 4-patches to see if I need to make it bigger. As a result I’ve “seen” the finished top and I’m ready to move on.
  3. I’m not able to simply use a 1/4″ seam.  Each seam has to be measured to see what is going to best work for the particular patch I’m working on.

Truth be told, it’s # 3 which is really holding me back.

As for why Ladder to the Stars is not getting done it’s because if I work on that, I’m not working on the DWR.  Anyone see a theme here other than me?

Well, I said the DWR is # 1 on my Accountability Challenge so I that will be what I work on next.  Right after I get something to drink, read a chapter or two in my current book and perhaps shoveling some snow off the driveway.

Oh , I’ve got a problem.

3 Thoughts on “Three Days into the New Year and Procrastination Has Started

  1. That DWR will be SO gorgeous finished! I am also happy to see you “MADE” yourself start it! Isn’t it funny the tricks we have to use with ourselves to get some of this stuff done?

    My Jinny Beyer Mirage quilt has been put off for a long time also, because I can’t easily do the set-in seams required on my sewing machine. If I don’t pull the blocks out, I don’t have to face them! LOL. But I have started and almost finished the next block – I did work it out so that I did as much as possible by machine, and have about 1/2 inch in 8 separate places on the block to sew up by hand. Not bad and should get that one finished TODAY!

    You are doing great, keep it up!

    • Believe it or not I had virtually no issues with the 4-patches — simply used a 3/8″ seam. I can only assume I set it aside because I got tangled up in one of the older 4-patches. Go figure.

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