Sunday, August 9, 2020

A little progress each day...

leads to a flimsy!

I consider myself a connoisseur of the UFO and WIP!

My mom used to ask me why I had so many unfinished projects.

My answer was always,

"I have to do housework. When it comes to my creative side,

I don't have to finish anything. When I am done,

I am done."

She never understood that.

After all, I am in what I call my midlife of quilting...

I contemplate whether completing a project will truly enrich my life.

Not with this project...

started and finished in less than a week!

Of course, mine is an abbreviated version of 

Laura Heine's Cactus Collage Sampler.

My granddaughter played along with me.

She made the whole quilt...LOL!

The front of my Tidepool Pouch is also finished,

but I will save it for when it is actually a pouch.

Connecting with my quilting community helps me combat isolation,

so thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read my blog.


  1. Both yours and your granddaughter's cactus are awesome. I like your reasoning for having a few unfinished projects.

  2. Totally get your philosophy. Same here! Your quilt is awesome & love that your granddaughter was inspired to make one too.

  3. Wow--the cactus collage is stunning!
    That is so fun that your granddaughter played along. She did a wonderful job, too. :)
    My Mom made one quilt at a time, one each year. She never has understood the idea of multiple quilts going on at the same time.

  4. I loved that this was a side-by-side project/creative for both of you. Your blocks are fabulous and I especially like how the backgrounds enhance the individual cacti without overpowering them. Looks like your granddaughter used some different backgrounds to enhance her blocks too. Wonderful!

  5. Well now... that gives a whole new meaning to "paper piecing"! lol!
    I agree. Hobbies are supposed to be relaxing and enjoyable. Stuff you do when the "have to's" are taking care of. Your sewing room.....YOUR rules! :-)


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