Wednesday, August 6, 2014

WIP Wednesday ~ Almost a flimsy!

Making good progress on my Good Night Irene quilt!  I finished all my blocks and I'm bound and determined to sew them together today.

I've decided I'm going to add a 2-inch print border to this and then a white border before I put the binding on ~ that should make it a nice size for a lap quilt.   This will hopefully be finish #3 for my 3rd Quarter for the 2014 Finish-A-Long.

Next up will be a class I'm taking at the end of this month.  I was thrilled to win 
Lee Heinrich's Blogger's Choice Fat Quarter Bundle recently, so I thought it would be perfect for this class quilt!  I've got all my pieces cut and ready to go :)  Love the colors in this collection!

It's amazing how excited I get to start a new project and I found that I'm starting to acquire more charm packs and jelly rolls than I thought I would ~ but I'm always afraid if I don't pick up what I like now, I'll be out of luck once it's out of stock, right?

I came across a blog post by Paula @ The Sassy Quilter with this quote from the Journal of Public Health which seems to explain this addiction I have:

“Cognitive, emotional and social processes were uncovered, which participants identified as important for their wellbeing. Participants found quilting to be a productive use of time and an accessible means of engaging in free creativity. Colour was psychologically uplifting. Quilting was challenging, demanded concentration and participants maintained and learned new skills. Participants experienced ‘flow’ while quilting. A strong social network fostered the formation of strong friendships. Affirmation from others boosted self-esteem and increased motivation for skill development. Quilts were often given altruistically and gave quilting added purpose.”

I'm so happy to learn it's an addiction that's good for my health!

Linking up with WIP Wednesday.


  1. Haha, me too! Nice to know I am altruistic instead of just looking for way to use all that fabric I bought! Love your Goodnight Irene quilt, the colours are gorgeous. Can't wait to see it finished.

  2. Your Good Night Irene quilt looks great! I turned mine into a table cloth and it was so easy to make, I might make another. Visiting from Let's Bee Social.

  3. Loving the colors in your quilt! I also agree with the quote and it confirms my own thoughts on quilting

  4. Your Irene looks wonderful...It's so bright and cheerful! Congrats on getting it this far! :0)

  5. My Goodnight Irene is in a bag waiting to be sandwiched and finished....sigh.....too much sewing that I want to do and too little time to do it!


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