Monday, April 25, 2011

A quilter's dilemma

Am I alone, or do all quilters think about the next quilt rather than focus on the one(s) you are trying to finish?  I have one quilt top finished that I'm trying to find a backing for, I have one on the design wall, nearly finished, and another that I have been hand quilting for about three years now that is nearly done as well (not to mention the block exchange I'm working on for my quilt group!)  You would think I would want to finish them, but noooooo.... it's all about the color, NOT the work, I'm afraid.  So here's my dilemma.  I made these two quilts -- one in 2005 and the other in '08 -- but gave both away.
08 orange peel

05 orange peel
 Now I want one for myself, but they take a lot of time to make.  Do I finish the "almost done's" that are haunting me, or do I indulge myself and play?


jo©o said...

That was quite a gift!
The recipients must have been over the moon to receive something so precious.

Do you have a third one in you?

The colour gradation is absolutely wonderful.
What a lot of hours have gone into those two.

Came for a visit because of your intriguing profile picture.

A Rosy Note said...

Those are beautiful. I say indulge yourself :)

Val said...

Hi Kathleen - I say indulge yourself too - life is too short not to!! I love the glow in the background of your quilts - clever use of fabric. Thanks for dropping by my blog, and leaving such a nice comment.

NaNa said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS! And your interview on Julie's blog is very nice! Glad she mentioned about you!

A Box of Chocolates said...

oh my goodnes they are amazing how good of you or how crazy maybe of you to give them away you are brilliant. go with doing the one you really love now!!!