Monday, March 21, 2011
Cog & Wheel Redux
Don't you love when you come back to a project months later, only to discover that you are even more excited about it now that you were initially? I recently went back to work on my Cog & Wheel quilt, after letting it sit for longer than I thought (really, last summer?!), and I'm so glad I did.
I'm not sure why I left it alone for so long. It easily might have been the fact that I needed to cut out nearly all of the background pieces by hand. It probably was the universe, then, telling me not to walk away from projects for such a long time when I came thisclose to running out my background fabric. Finally, my overflowing stash came to the rescue!
Anyway, I'm making progress on my Cog & Wheel again, but this time, I'm being more realistic about what I can finish each week. I only have to set my circles into the background pieces and then sew those together, but those curves can be a bit tricky--although not as hard as you might think. I'm still unsure as to how I'm going to quilt it, too, so I don't think there's any need to rush to the finish line.
In other news, it must officially be time for summer, as we cracked open the last precious jar of salsa I canned last fall.