Friday, January 16, 2009


I'm a starter. I start stuff, you know, fabric stuff, and then I don't finish. My attention span isn't what it used to be. Like Flight of Fancy. Can you believe that's not done yet? I did get the feet on all but one crow. Yeah, they look like they need a podiatrist but whatever, feet. On them.

And that Dainty top, I have the batting and backing all laid out, I just haven't spray basted it and got started on the quilting. And it's meandered and I LOVE MEANDERING. Seriously. Love it. So when I saw this over at new bloggers 2 Succulent Sisters and then went back to see this, I knew I had to make one. They have the link to the tutorial listed. I'm dying over it. So I'm making it. AND WILL FINISH IT DARNITALL. Seriously.
Stay tuned. And have a good weekend.


Blogger julieQ said...

I am a great starter, just to complement you being a great finisher!

12:27 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Very cute. I love the fabrics that you have picked too. I can't wait to see it finished!

12:47 PM  
Blogger Nanette Merrill said...

I have flight of fancy pattern - but it isn't even started so you are way ahead of me. The fabric you've got here is so cute. It will make up really well.

1:21 PM  
Blogger Candace said...

Ok, Pam - can we hold you to it - LOL!! Seriously - don't I know how that goes - eek! Thanks for the great link, I have to make one so kitty will stop eating thread ends!

1:25 PM  
Blogger CuteStuffInside said...

I love those thread holders - I've suggested they be used as little Easter baskets with a little paper grass and goodies inside.


1:54 PM  
Blogger MichelleB said...

I've made a couple of those thread holders, too, but I machine sewed up the sides with a zig-zag stich rather than hand stitch. It would probably look cuter hand stitched, but at least I finished them! And I use them all the time. But I like your fabric better. ;)

2:21 PM  
Blogger Angela Yosten said...

Too funny! I am bad at starting project and not finishing. That is actually a goal of mine for this year to finish completing all the projects I have yet to finish.... hmmm or maybe I will just start some more and finish those.

3:53 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Seriously, I'm a starter also..what's up with that??!!!

4:34 PM  
Blogger madrekarin said...

I have so many WIPs it isn't funny. You are not alone. Now I want to make a thread holder!
Darn it. I'll never get finished.

5:32 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

I can relate, it's so much fun to start something new. I'm really trying to start out the new year right by getting some UFOs done. Just so I feel better about things not being so piled up in the craft room, then I'll start a bunch of new projects!

9:04 PM  
Blogger Miss Jean said...

Why don't we start a support group. Quilters with ADD! Seriously!

I love those thread holders. I am going to attempt to do one. I looked at the tutorial and was fine till half way through and then it got real confusing.Maybe doing it will be easier. If not, I will have to find you and have you help me. One more project - just what I needed! he he

10:16 PM  
Blogger Camille said...

Who has time to be a finisher?? I think there should be some rule that allows all quilters to live exceptionally long lives. That way we might finish up some of this stuff we start up...

I'm off to make a thread holder! Thanks for the link!

11:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really don't know if I should thank you - or curse you for showing us this totally awesome rock em sock little thread catcher project.

11:58 PM  
Blogger Crafts a la Mode said...

Pam, believe me, when you get started you won't be able to stop. I only found that when I had to turn the whole thing inside out- it's kinda like a pillow in that you sew right sides together and then have to turn it inside out(rightside out) - that's the only part that is a little hairy. Oh, and clipping the inside corners. I used a pin to make sure that the corners were sharp, too. The fabrics you picked out are perfect. Leanne said to pick contrasting colors which I didn't for the first one but I cut out another 3 tonight. It's a fun, fast little project.

10:00 PM  
Blogger Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

I am easily distracted and when I saw this, I knew I needed to make one. So on this snowy Sunday, I'm sure I'll be dropping the two other quilts I am working on and make one of these. Thanks for the link.

7:05 AM  
Blogger MeetMeIntheGarden said...

Wow, I love your banner!! Love it...
I guess I will just have to make a little thread holder of my own... Linda, my sister, has made so many and posted the pictures. She is so crafty!!

10:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG 2 cute! However, I will have to put something else in them (how's that for a note of optimism?) because I can't possibly load them with a nest of threads (remember the nest of ric-rac on the Garnet Hill catalog cover??). Those threads go right in the garbage--they don't go in a pretty container. If one is at a class, they go in a brown paper sack. That is really the extent of my thread rules. And I have no rules about finishing things. :-)))

1:07 PM  
Blogger Busy Little Quilter said...

I have a room full of stuff I've started, but didn't finish.

I love the thread holder idea. Thanks for sharing!

9:11 AM  
Blogger Pascale said...

This sounds so familiar... Me too, I have quite a collection of unfinished projects.

12:57 PM  
Blogger Mom O Matic said...

As always - love whatever you make!

1:23 PM  

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