Saturday, January 05, 2008

Well, we did our best with the jigsaw, but the nasty discovery that there were several pieces missing from one section was it's death knell. (Funny that you can only ascertain this after putting 1500 other bits together-oh we laughed!) The printing is so fuzzy and the shapes will obligingly fit together in numerous combinations so you can't be sure that anything's right... Bah Humbug!!! We officially give up. And if Keryn hadn't originally posted about it, I doubt we would have persisted with it thus far. To get my confidence back I quickly started this little 500 piece puzzle and much was done over one cup of coffee this morning. That's fun, not the sadistic torture of 3000, sorry 2992 piece monsters!

The anvil top has a couple of borders, and now I'm perversely wondering why I didn't make it bigger. Because you were sick of it, duh! The answer is not to make it bigger (Keryn please take note), but to just finish it. Perhaps I'll do a bedsize one in different colours later on, but the idea now is to clean out some of the old projects, leaving us free to start the things we really Want to do.
Another pile of left-over blocks from the twin quilts I made last year has become this top, awaiting borders and quilting. It's so good to get rid of the flotsam and jetsam that accumulates, I have two free containers now! Ready to fill with the next project.


Jenni @ Fairybread January 05, 2008  

I love them both, but particularly the anvil one. I think the way you did the inner border is great. I know that feeling of being sick of it, so you stop where you are or else it will never get finished!

Lazy Gal Tonya January 05, 2008  

I love hard jigsaw puzzles - I used to do the kind that are almost a solid color or just a picture of oreos. Haven't done one since getting cats - I'd have pieces missing as soon as I opened the box. I am massively in love with your dogs. What sweeties.

Kathie January 05, 2008  

I had to laugh at your comment why didn't I make it bigger....I tend to let my quilts grow to queen size all the time...its ok to have some twin size quilts!
Especially the ones I am just tired of working on!
I love the anvil one..congratulations for finishing it.
Can't wait to see the borders you add to the next one.

meggie January 06, 2008  

I really love the anvil one too.
I have been trying to make smaller quilts- when I manage to get any sewing done.

Mary January 06, 2008  

It does feel good to finish things and move on doesn't it?

I just quilted and donated two UFO's that were just sitting here because I didn't like how they turned out. Now I don't have to look at them anymore AND two children who wouldn't otherwise have a quilt will have something warm to wrap themselves in.

Christine January 06, 2008  

Love both your quilts. Shame about the jigsaw.

Sweet P January 07, 2008  

What a bummer that puzzle was missing pieces. I can't imagine doing one over a cup of coffee though.

I like your quilts. The dogs look like they are having a wonderful time.

loulee1 January 08, 2008  

I like your quilts, particularly the anvil one. (I'm a sucker for anything blue)

You think a 2992 piece puzzle is torture? Try looking at a puzzle called WASGIJ! (Yes, I've spelled it right) My DS got one for christmas, I think it may take a while.

Karen January 11, 2008  

Oh, aren't you smart, to get so many little quilts done...they are just wonderful!

Quiltycat January 12, 2008  

I love the second quilt you made out of the leftover blocks from another project.
I admire your ability to focus on jigsaws....I just don't have it in me.

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