As I suspected, finishing unfinished projects is good for the blahs. I put my nose down toward the sewing machine last week and finished the crazy star quilt I'd started a while ago. I held my breath as I used the walking foot on my Bernina for the first time to quilt straight lines across the star, then continued to hold my breath while I free motioned the entire quilt around the star with loop-d-loops. (Are these out of style? Oh please say they aren't!). Everything worked just like it was supposed to (I love my sewing machine!) and I finished hand-stitching the binding while Peter and I watched Alaska State Troopers on Saturday night (don't you want to party with us?).
The backing is a cotton flannel sheet. Cream-colored. Actually, the flannel backing is the whole reason I even started this quilt in the first place. We have one flannel-backed quilt in our family room that everyone fights over, so I wanted to make another one to keep the peace. Quilts shouldn't cause arguments, right?
Star- Constructed of all kinds of prints from my stash, a few vintage fabrics, several solids, some corduroy.
Ground- Kona "Celery". (Many had suggested a deep navy blue, I'm talking to you Melissa and Claire. In the end, I needed the ground to be brighter than the star to work in our family room, so that's why I chose the Celery (plus its what they had at the fabric store and I didn't want to order and wait for fabric).
Backing- 1 twin-sized flannel sheet, cut to size
Binding- Kona "Peacock"
Quilting thread was a light green to match the celery.
There are more finished objects to come. I highly recommend making a commitment to finishing things that will make you happy to finish, it definitely does a lot for the psyche.